Del Rio, TX–U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Del Rio Port of Entry recently seized more than a half-million dollars in fentanyl in a passenger vehicle.
“This significant seizure of a potentially fatal hard narcotic like fentanyl underscores the reality of the drug threat our frontline officers are facing and their commitment to upholding our border security mission,” said Port Director Liliana Flores, Del Rio Port of Entry.
On April 3, Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Del Rio International Bridge encountered a passenger vehicle driven by a female U.S. citizen arriving from Mexico. An officer referred the vehicle for further inspection, which included utilizing non-intrusive inspection equipment. After conducting a thorough secondary examination, officers seized 30 packages containing a total of 40.34 pounds of alleged fentanyl concealed within the vehicle.
Officers seized the narcotics, vehicle and turned the driver over to Homeland Security Investigations special agents for further investigation.