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CBP Officers Create a Double Play as They Intercept Two Narcotics Loads With a Combined Value of $850K

Release Date: 
October 18, 2019

LAREDO, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers continue to remain vigilant and were successful in intercepting dangerous narcotics this week with a combined estimated street value of more than $850,000 in two enforcement actions.

“The CBP officers’ experience played a significant role in these interceptions,” said Port Director Albert Flores, Laredo Port of Entry. “Our CBP officers’ hard work, perseverance and utilization of our canines and non-intrusive imaging systems resulted in the interception of these hard narcotics.”

Packages containing a total of 38 pounds of heroin ad cocaine seized by CBP officers at Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge
Packages containing a combined total of 38
pounds of heroin and cocaine seized by CBP
officers at Juarez-Lincoln Bridge.

The most recent seizure took place on Thursday, October 17 at the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge, when a CBP officer referred a 2016 Suzuki Ciaz for a secondary inspection. A canine inspection was conducted which yielded a positive alert for the odor of narcotics. Upon a non-intrusive imaging and physical inspection by CBP officers, a total of 15 packages totaling 17 pounds of alleged methamphetamine were discovered hidden within the vehicle.

The prior seizure took place on Wednesday, October 16 at the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge, when a CBP officer referred a 2006 Dodge Caravan for a secondary inspection. A canine inspection was conducted which yielded a positive alert for the odor of narcotics. Upon a non-intrusive imaging and physical inspection by CBP officers, a total of seven packages totaling 38 pounds of alleged heroin and cocaine were discovered hidden within the vehicle.

The narcotics combined have an estimated street value of $859,080.

CBP officers seized the narcotics and the vehicles. The cases were turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) special agents for further investigation.

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October 18, 2019