CBP Officers seize guns, drugs at Presidio port


Officers with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office seized several guns and large amounts of drugs in three separate instances so far this month.

CBP officials say the first was made around 9:30 p.m. on Feb. 1 when a Mexican citizen applied for entry at the Presidio Port of entry.

The man’s vehicle was selected for an x-ray exam and CBP officers later discovered six bundles, which tested positive for cocaine, according to a release.

The second seizure occurred on Feb. 3 when a Mexican citizen arrived at the primary inspection booth.

His vehicle was also referred for an x-ray exam and officials say 50 bundles of methamphetamine were located in the spare tire.

On Feb. 6, CBP officers selected a Ford pickup, which was towing a Ford passenger van, for intensive inspection.

During the inspection, CBP officers found 31 automatic handguns and 48 assorted magazines in a compartment, according to the release.

“Our Nation’s security at the border requires CBP officers to be vigilant for all types of contraband and concealment methods,” said Michael Neipert, CBP Presidio Port Director, “Presidio CBP officers do an excellent job of detecting contraband.”

All three of the suspects were arrest and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  

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