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CBP Officers at Laredo Port of Entry Seize More Than $339K in Methamphetamine

Release Date: 
March 26, 2018

LAREDO, Texas— U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) CBP officers at Laredo Port of Entry continued to process traffic in a timely manner but remained vigilant as they intercepted a significant amount of methamphetamine over the weekend.

Packages containing 17 pounds of methamphetamine seized by CBP officers at Laredo Port of Entry
Packages containing 17
pounds of meth seized
by CBP officers at
Laredo Port of Entry

“With the peak travel season beginning, our CBP officers remain vigilant and continue to be successful in intercepting these hard narcotics,” said Port Director Alberto Flores, Laredo Port of Entry.

On Friday, Mar. 23, CBP officers at the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge referred a 2002 Ford Focus for a secondary inspection. During the secondary examination, CBP officers discovered 24 packages containing 17 pounds of alleged crystal methamphetamine within the vehicle. The narcotics have an estimated street value of $339,508.

CBP OFO seized the narcotics and the vehicle. The case remains under investigation by Homeland Security Investigations special agents.

Last modified: 
March 27, 2018