PROGRESO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at the Progreso Port of Entry intercepted a noteworthy amount of narcotics in one enforcement action over the Thanksgiving holiday.
“CBP continues to analyze smuggling methods and utilize intelligence, experience and technology to keep our border communities safe and secure.” said Port Director Walter Weaver, Port of Progreso. “This is a substantial amount of narcotics that will not make it into our communities.”
On Nov. 26, 2020, a CBP officer referred a tractor with an empty trailer for a secondary examination. Utilizing a canine and non-intrusive imaging (NII) equipment as part of the secondary examination, officers discovered 16 packages of heroin weighing 36 pounds, and 163 packages of cocaine weighing 381 pounds concealed within the trailer.
The narcotics are valued at $3,752,240.
CBP OFO seized the narcotics along with the tractor/trailer and the case remains under investigation by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).