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CBP Officers Intercept Hard Narcotics Worth Over $1 Million At the World Trade Bridge

Release Date: 
March 13, 2020

LAREDO, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers intercepted a significant amount of hard narcotics with an estimated street value of more than $1 million in one enforcement action at the World Trade Bridge.

“Our officers are dedicated to the safety and security of the United States, and this interception of a large amount of dangerous drugs is proof,” said Port Director Gregory Alvarez, Laredo Port of Entry.

Trucks arrive at primary inspection at World Trade Bridge.
An aerial view of primary lane approaches to
World Trade Bridge.

The seizure occurred on Tuesday, March 10, at the World Trade Bridge when a CBP officer referred a 2012 Ford pickup hauling a shipment of suspended permanent magnets for a secondary examination. Upon a canine and non-intrusive imaging inspection, CBP officers discovered a total of 58 pounds of alleged methamphetamine within the shipment.

The narcotics have an estimated street value of $1,159,619.

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

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Last modified: 
March 13, 2020