Customs officers in Texas deliver border baby

February 2, 2010 8:46:40 AM PST
Customs inspectors at the U.S.-Mexico border usually focus on stopping things entering the country, but this time they helped with a delivery. U.S. Customs and Border Protection says mother and newborn daughter, both U.S. citizens, are doing fine.

Customs officials say the woman arrived at the Progreso International Bridge on Sunday morning experiencing labor pains. Customs officials called for an ambulance, but by the time the couple pulled their truck into secondary inspection, things started moving quickly.

A CBP supervisor and an officer, whose names were not released, laid the woman on the seat of her pickup and within a few minutes delivered the girl.