TEXAS - Customs and Border Protection officers have been busy lately, seizing nearly 3 tons of illegal drugs in the past week near El Paso, Texas, according to numbers released Tuesday night.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Field Operations officers said they’ve made 28 drug seizures in the last seven days, including 5,961 pounds of marijuana, 8.2 pounds of methamphetamine, 8.1 pounds of heroin and a small quantity of steroids.
“Homeland security is our primary mission; however, the exams we perform to protect our nation also generate numerous drug seizures,” said Hector Mancha, the Paso director of Field Operations. “Drug smuggling remains a consistent threat in our region. CBP officers understand that, and their commitment to the agency mission is generating significant enforcement activity.”
On Tuesday, officers found 5.7 pounds of heroin, stashed in the oil pan of a car trying to cross the border, thanks in part to a drug-sniffing dog, Bosco, CBP said.
Washington Times/August 27, 2014
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