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CBP seizes record 6.5 tons of methamphetamine at Eagle Pass

The announcement comes amid mounting scrutiny of the Biden administration's handling of border security.

Published: February 22, 2024 6:17pm

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on Thursday announced that its agents had seized more than $117 million worth of methamphetamine at Eagle Pass, Texas.

The Sunday seizure included 6.5 tons of the illicit substance, marking the largest quantity the agency had ever secured at a port of entry in a single enforcement action. The incident occurred at the Camino Real International Bridge and saw a canine inspection of a tractor trailer uncover the drugs.

"This gargantuan methamphetamine seizure, the largest ever taken down by CBP officers at a port of entry, uniquely illustrates the serious narcotics threat our officers face on a daily basis and their effectiveness at utilizing our technological enforcement tools, expertise and experience to zero-in on these threats," Laredo Field Office Field Operations Director Donald Kusser said.

The announcement comes amid mounting scrutiny of the Biden administration's handling of border security, which has seen House Republicans impeach Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

It further comes as President Joe Biden reportedly mulls executive actions to secure the border, including provisions to stem the tide of illegal crossings. While he has yet to announce any such policies, the rumored moves have prompted pushback from left-wing political figures who favor looser immigration policies.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on X, formerly Twitter.

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