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CBP Officers at Laredo Port of Entry Seize More Than $739K in Methamphetamine

Release Date: 
March 21, 2018

LAREDO, Texas— U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) CBP officers at Laredo Port of Entry recently seized hard narcotics worth more than $739,000 in one enforcement action.

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

Packages containing 37 pounds of methamphetamine seized by CBP officers at Laredo Port of Entry
Packages containing containing a
total of 37 pounds of methamphetamine
seized by CBP officers at Laredo
Port of Entry.
 

On Saturday, Mar. 17, CBP officers at the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge referred a 2001 Ford Escape for a secondary inspection. During the secondary examination, CBP officers discovered 17 packages containing 37 pounds of alleged crystal methamphetamine within the vehicle. The narcotics have an estimated street value of $739,863.

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

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Last modified: 
March 21, 2018