Eagle Pass Port CBP Officers Seize $300K Worth of Heroin

CBP officers retrieved four packages of brown heroin concealed within the battery of the vehicle.

Eagle Pass CBP Officers Seize more than $300,000 Worth of Heroin at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry after detecting narcotics in a battery of a vehicle as the driver attempted to make entry to the United States over the weekend.

“Smugglers will go to any extent to cross any sizeable drug load,” said Port Director John Brandt, Eagle Pass Port of Entry. “CBP officers used their training and experience to deter the shipment from making it to its intended destination.”

At about 1:15 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, CBP officers at Eagle Pass International Bridge inspected a 2002 Dodge Caravan driven by a legal permanent resident of the U.S. and citizen of Mexico as it arrived from Mexico. CBP officers utilized a K-9 for inspection. CBP officers retrieved four packages of brown heroin concealed within the battery of the vehicle. Officers seized a total of 14.31 pounds of brown heroin worth an estimated $324,500.00.

The driver, a 47-year-old woman from Eagle Pass, was arrested by CBP officers and turned over to Homeland Security Investigations special agents for further investigations.