by Melissa Vega Wednesday, October 12th 2022
EAGLE PASS, -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry say they recently encountered Halloween decorations that were not what they seemed; pumpkins filled with $402,196 in liquid methamphetamine.
CBP says on Tuesday, October 11, officers assigned to the Eagle Pass Camino Real International Bridge referred at 2012 Ford Escape arriving from Mexico for further inspection. During a secondary inspection officers say they seized a total of nearly 44 pounds (19.84 kg) of alleged liquid methamphetamine concealed within 136 condoms inside four pumpkins within the vehicle.
“Our frontline CBP officers have seen just about everything and this Tuesday was no exception as they encountered liquid methamphetamine hidden within pumpkins,” said (Acting) Port Director Elizabeth Garduno, Eagle Pass Port of Entry. “They utilized their training, experience, interviewing skills and uncovered a rather novel narcotics smuggling method in the process.”
The narcotics and vehicle were seized, and the driver and passenger were turned over to the custody of Maverick County Sheriff’s Office deputies for further investigation.
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