During the inspection process, CBP Officers physically examined the bag and detected an unusual thickness of the walls of the luggage. An X-ray image was obtained and anomalies were detected within the walls of each piece of luggage. The lining of the bags were probed revealing a brown powdery substance that tested positive for Opium. CBP estimates the street value of this seizure to be approximately $700,000.
"CBP is dedicated to protecting our nation's borders and upholding the laws of the United States," said Jeffery O. Baldwin, Sr., CBP Director of Field Operations, Houston. "This interception is a great example of our success in staying focused on terrorists and terrorist weapons as well as our traditional missions."