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