July 7, 2008

Undeclared Liquor Costs Woman Her Crossing Privileges

POSTED: 12:57 pm MDT July 7, 2008

EL PASO, Texas -- Four gallons of undeclared liquor costs an El Paso woman her dedicated commuter lane crossing privileges as a result of the violation.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Ysleta port of entry told KFOX that a 38-year-old woman driver entered the DCL lane from Mexico only declaring clothing and not a wooden barrel containing two gallons of tequila and several bottles of mescal.

CBP seized the unreported alcohol and took the woman’s DCL document.

“We do not tolerate any violations at El Paso’s dedicated commuter lanes, which are part of CBP’s trusted traveler program,” said William Molaski, acting U.S. Customs and Border Protection El Paso Port Director. “The integrity of El Paso’s two DCL crossings will be maintained by CBP officers performing targeted and random inspections. Individuals who knowingly choose to violate the trust bestowed upon them can expect to lose their crossing privileges.”

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