LAREDO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) CBP officers at the Laredo Port of Entry seized a significant amount of alleged liquid methamphetamine with an estimated street value of more than $1.4 million in one enforcement action.
“Our CBP officers’ knowledge of concealment methods and the technology they utilize on a daily basis played a key role in the discovery of these hard narcotics,” said Acting Port Director Eugene Crawford, Laredo Port of Entry. “I commend our CBP officers for their hard work and attention to detail.”
The seizure occurred on Sunday, July 29, at the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge when a CBP officer referred 2001 Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck for a secondary inspection. A non-intrusive imaging system and canine inspection by CBP officers resulted in the discovery of 104 pounds of alleged liquid methamphetamine hidden within the vehicle.
The narcotics have an estimated street value of $1,453,713.
CBP OFO seized the narcotics and vehicle. The case remains under investigation by Homeland Security Investigations special agents.
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.