CBP officers seize $160K in marijuana at Roma port of entry
POSTED: Monday, November 4, 2013 - 1:30pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 8:42am
ROMA, TX — Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Roma Port of Entry seized $158,000 worth of alleged marijuana and arrested a man from Nuevo Leon, Mexico in the process.
On Sunday morning, November 3, CBP officers working at the Roma-Miguel Aleman International Bridge encountered a two-tone red with silver 1994 Dodge Ram SUV driven by a 41-year-old male Mexican citizen from Cerralvo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The driver presented his Mexican border crossing card to the CBP officer and was then referred to secondary examination. While conducting the secondary examination and with the use of a vehicle non-intrusive imaging system, officers discovered packages of suspected narcotics concealed within the Dodge Ram. CBP officers removed and seized a total of 87 packages of alleged marijuana weighing approximately 71.76 kilograms (158.20 lbs.) and seized the vehicle as well.
CBP-OFO arrested the adult male and subsequently released him to the custody of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents for further investigation.