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Bridge of the Americas CBP Officers stop large steroid smuggling attempt

Tuesday afternoon, officials with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released information about a large anabolic steroids bust that took place last week at the Bridge of the Americas border crossing.

CBP officials say the seizure was made shortly after 9 a.m. July 6th, when a 29-year-old male United States citizen arrived from Mexico driving a 2010 Ford F-150.

“The primary CBP Officer selected the vehicle for a secondary inspection,” officials said. “During the secondary inspection, CBP Officers discovered pill-filled bottles in the subject’s waistband. The subject initially stated that the pills were vitamins. Inspection of the subject’s vehicle led to the discovery of a compartment where more anabolic steroids were discovered.”

Officers removed 2,256 pills and 290ml of anabolic steroids from the vehicle and the subject.

“CBP Officers at the Port of El Paso remain vigilant and focused on all threats in an effort to protect our country and community,” said El Paso Port Director Beverly Good, “Officer experience played a vital role in stopping this attempt to smuggle a large amount of anabolic steroids.”

CBP Officers took the man into custody. He is facing charges in the failed smuggling attempt.