“Every day our CBP officers work hard to protect our nation,” said Port Director Liliana Flores, Del Rio Port of Entry. “This mixed narcotics seizure is a result of their hard work and dedication to keep our nation safe and keep drugs out of our communities.”
The seizure occurred on Sunday, May 16 at the Del Rio International Bridge, when officers selected a 2010 Chevrolet Avalanche for secondary inspection. A 26-year-old male U.S. citizen driver was referred for a canine and non-intrusive imagining examination. Upon physical inspection of the vehicle, two packages containing 7.05 pounds of heroin and 4.60 pounds of methamphetamine were discovered within the battery of the vehicle.
The narcotics have an estimated street value of $224,507.
The driver was arrested and turned over to Val Verde County Sheriff’s Office. The narcotics and vehicle were seized and the case was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) special agents for further investigation.