U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) interdicted a steady stream of undeclared currency, firearms and ammunition this week in four enforcement actions at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry.
“Our front-line officers continue to demonstrate the effectiveness of blending inspection skills and experience with the use of technology in these enforcement actions,” said Port Director Paul Del Rincon, Eagle Pass Port of Entry.
On Monday April 27, 2020, at Camino Real Bridge while inspecting a GMC 3500 truck, CBP officers discovered a Taurus Armas GC2 9 mm. pistol and two Pro Cal 9 mm magazines hidden within a DVD player. Pistol and magazines were seized and a $500 penalty was issued.
Also on April 27, CBP officers conducting an outbound examination of a Chevrolet Silverado discovered 28 .22-caliber rounds. The ammunition was seized.
On Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at the International Bridge 1 while conducting an examination of a Chevrolet 2500 truck, CBP officers discovered a Smith and Wesson SD40 Crimson Trace pistol, a Winchester 190 .22-calber long rifle, three Smith and Wesson SD40 14-round magazines, one Pro Mag Smith and Wesson .40-caliber 25-round magazine and 319 rounds of ammunition of varying calibers. The pistol, rifle, magazines and all ammunition were seized.
On Wednesday, April 29, 2020, CBP officers inspected a 2008 Saturn Astro XR traveling outbound at the Camino Real Bridge driven by a 35-year-old male Mexican citizen accompanied by a 45-year-old male Mexican citizen. During the inspection officers discovered $12,247 of unreported currency.
The undeclared money was seized and both subjects were arrested and turned over to Maverick County Sheriff’s Office for further investigation.