Drug Busts in Presidio
Presidio, TX — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the Presidio port of entry made two marijuana seizures Thursday including one involving a 17-year-old juvenile. CBP officers seized 23 pounds of marijuana in the two enforcement actions.
The larger seizure occurred at approximately 8:30 p.m. May 17 when a Chevrolet Silverado entered the port from Mexico. CBP officers were performing a sweep of vehicles waiting in line just south of the primary inspection booths when CBP drug sniffing dog “Anda” alerted to the vehicle. CBP officers moved the vehicle to the secondary inspection. They used a “Buster” density meter to search the vehicle and received high readings consistent with concealed contraband while scanning the muffler. CBP officers drilled the muffler and removed a green substance which tested positive for marijuana.
CBP officers disassembled the muffler and removed 20 bundles wrapped in silver tape. The drugs weighed 22 pounds. The driver of the car, a 17-year-old male from Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico was turned over to the Texas Department of Public Safety for prosecution. A DPS trooper took custody of the suspect and transported him to the Brewster County Jail in Alpine, Texas.
CBP officers at the Presidio port also made a one-pound marijuana seizure at approximately 9:30 p.m. Thursday. The drugs were concealed inside the waistband of a 19-year-old Presidio man. The man was selected for inspection after CBP drug sniffing dog “Anda” alerted to the 2004 Hyundai Sonata the man was driving. CBP officers located the bag of marijuana inside his waistband while conducting an examination. The violator, drugs and vehicle were turned over to the Presidio Police Department for local prosecution.