EAGLE PASS, Texas — $11 million in liquid methamphetamine was discovered in a U.S.-bound commercial bus at a Texas-Mexico border crossing, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
The discovery and subsequent seizure occurred on Saturday, June 27, 2020, at the Camino Real Bridge in Eagle Pass, Texas.
There, CBP Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers encountered a commercial bus, a 1998 Liberty MCIN, arriving from Mexico which was referred for secondary inspection. Utilizing a canine and non-intrusive imaging system for inspection, and a subsequent physical inspection, officers located 32 packages within the floor area of the bus.
The packages contained 565.88 pounds of liquid methamphetamine which, according to CBP, had an estimated street value of $11,317,534.
The narcotics and bus were seized. The case was turned over to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) special agents for further investigation.
“Securing the passenger environment is a critical mission for CBP and this significant methamphetamine seizure underscores the need for our officers to stay ever-vigilant and aware of the narcotics threat while facilitating lawful travel,” stated Port Director Paul Del Rincon, Eagle Pass Port of Entry.