Officers seize 200 lbs. of marijuana at border

EAGLE PASS, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry intercepted nearly 200 pounds of alleged marijuana as it arrived into the United States from Mexico.

According to a press release, the officers inspected a Dodge truck crossing the border at the Camino Real International Bridge the night of Oct. 9. Officers noticed signs of tampering around the bed of the truck.

With the use of a non-intrusive imaging system and a CBP canine, the officers were able to retrieve 70 packages of suspected marijuana that totaled 197 pounds.

“This interception of illegal drugs truly exemplifies the teamwork of our officers working at our port,” Eagle Pass Port of Entry Port Director John Brandt said in the press release. “Our officers employed a combination of observational skills and high-tech tools to uncover this load and prevent it from going any further.”

The driver was a 25-year-old Fort Worth man and was turned over to Homeland Security Investigations for federal prosecution.

(© 2016 KENS)


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