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Published on April 14, 2024
CBP Officers Intercept $260K Worth of Heroin at Juarez-Lincoln Bridge, Woman ArrestedSource: Customs and Border Protection

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers hit a significant narcotics haul at the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge. More than $260,000 worth of heroin was found concealed in a vehicle, according to FOX San Antonio. According to the CBP, the bust occurred on Saturday, April 6.

A 29-year-old woman, a U.S. citizen, driving a 2017 Toyota Tundra was referred for a secondary inspection that turned out to abruptly pivot the routine into an arrest scenario. "Our frontline CBP officers continue to remain focused on our border security mission and that dedication together with skills honed through experience resulted in this significant heroin seizure," Port Director Albert Flores told CBP Newsroom. Officers utilized non-intrusive inspection systems and canine teams to uncover the drugs.

The hidden compartments of the truck were found to contain two packages with a total of 13.5 pounds of heroin. The street value was calculated to be approximately $260,015, adding a considerable seizure to the CBP's efforts to impede the inflow of illegal substances into the United States.

CBP officers regularly face the task to extensively inspect vehicles passing through check points, a routine underscored by potential encounters with drug trafficking. This particular seizure underscores the ongoing drug epidemic that plagues both sides of the border. Further investigation into the seizure is likely to follow as officials work to trace the origins and intended distribution of the heroin.