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CBP Officers at Laredo Port of Entry Remain Vigilant As They Seize Over $636K in Hard Narcotics

Release Date: 
June 19, 2018

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 hard narcotics worth more than $636,000 in two enforcement actions over the weekend.

“Our CBP officers’ knowledge of concealment methods and the technology they utilize on a daily basis played a key role in the discovery,” said Port Director Alberto Flores, Laredo Port of Entry. “I commend our CBP officers for a job well done in keeping these dangerous narcotics off our streets.”

The first seizure occurred on Friday, June 15, when a CBP officer at the Colombia-Solidarity Bridge referred a 2014 Nissan Pathfinder, driven by a 66-year-old male Mexican citizen who resides in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico for a secondary inspection. Upon a non-intrusive and physical inspection by a CBP officer, a total of 15 packages containing 36 pounds of alleged cocaine were discovered within the vehicle.

The last seizure occurred on Saturday, June 16, when a CBP officers assigned to the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge referred a 2016 Nissan Versa, driven by a 31-year-old male Mexican citizen who also resides on Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico for a secondary inspection. Upon a non-intrusive inspection of the vehicle by CBP officers, a total of seven packages containing 18 pounds of alleged crystal methamphetamine were discovered.

The narcotics have a combined estimated street value of $636,476.

CBP seized the narcotics and the vehicles. The drivers were arrested and the cases were turned over to Homeland Security Investigations special agents.

Last modified: 
June 22, 2018