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.
“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.
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.