CBP Officers Assigned to the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge Intercept $2.8 Million In Hard Narcotics
LAREDO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) CBP officers at Laredo Port of Entry recently seized a significant amount of liquid methamphetamine with a total street value exceeding $2.8 million in one enforcement action.
“Smugglers are constantly attempting to bring in these dangerous and illegal narcotics,” said Port Director Alberto Flores, Laredo Port of Entry. “It makes me proud that our CBP officers continue to utilize their extensive training and expertise to identify these smuggling methods.”
The seizure occurred on Tuesday, May 29, when a CBP officer assigned to the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge referred a 2003 Toyota Tacoma for a secondary inspection. Upon a canine and physical inspection by CBP officers, a total of 204 pounds of liquid methamphetamine was discovered within the vehicle.
The narcotics have an estimated street value of $2,856,191.
CBP seized the narcotics and the vehicle. The occupants of the vehicle were turned over to Homeland Security Investigations special agents for further investigation.
CBP conducts operations at ports of entry throughout the United States, and regularly screens arriving international passengers and cargo for narcotics, weapons, and other restricted or prohibited products. CBP strives to serve as the premier law enforcement agency enhancing the Nation’s safety, security, and prosperity through collaboration, innovation, and integration.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.