Conexion Del Rio/Staff report

EAGLE PASS,TX–U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry prevented a woman from smuggling narcotics into the United States.

“This interception of dangerous drugs exemplifies the teamwork of our officers working at our port,” said Port Director John Brandt, Eagle Pass Port of Entry.

On Feb. 10, CBP officers at the Camino Real International Bridge inspected a taxi as it arrived in the United States from Mexico. Using a CBP canine during inspection, officers discovered a variety of illegal drugs in the possession of a passenger, a 25-year-old Dallas woman.

CBP officers retrieved six small baggies of alleged cocaine from the woman’s purse and concealed within her clothing. Also, three small baggies of alleged crystal methamphetamine, and one small baggie of alleged black tar heroin were found concealed within the woman’s clothing. Officers seized a total of 32.40 grams of cocaine, 1.03 grams of crystal methamphetamine and 0.90 grams of black tar heroin, with a total estimated value of $650.

CBP officers arrested the woman. The case was turned over to the Maverick County Sheriff’s office for prosecutions.

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