CBP Seizes $11 Million In Meth Hidden In A Bus

Nogalas, Arizona Port of Entry checkpoint Sunday, April 19, 2020. Despite COVID19 lockdown, hundreds of Americans and green card holders freely cross back and forth into Mexico for ‘non-essential’ goods and services. DHS has not given U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers any authority to stop the traffic leaving the U.S. to Mexico. (Photo provided by Patricia Cramer)

U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized $11 million in methamphetamine hidden in a commercial bus in Eagle Pass, Texas, a press release stated.

“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,” said Port Director Paul Del Rincon, Eagle Pass Port of Entry.

The Saturday seizure was made when agents searched a commercial bus coming from Mexico crossing the Camino Real Bridge. In total, CBP found 32 packages with 565.88 pounds of alleged liquid methamphetamine hidden in the floor of the bus.