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CBP Officers at Laredo Port of Entry Seize Nearly $900K in Hard Narcotics

Release Date: 
February 13, 2018

LAREDO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) CBP officers at Laredo Port of Entry stopped a triple threat this weekend, seizing a load of three different kinds of hard narcotics with a combined value of nearly $900,000.

“Seizing this significant load of cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin this weekend underscores our commitment to preventing dangerous drugs from entering our country and our continued and vigilant pursuit of CBP’s border security mission,” said Port Director Alberto Flores, Laredo Port of Entry.

Packages containing cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin with a combined estimated street value of $895,500.
Packages containing cocaine, methamphetamine
and heroin with a combined street value of
$895,500 seized by CBP officers at Laredo Port
of Entry.

On Saturday, Feb. 10, CBP officers at the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge referred a 2008 Volkswagen Jetta driven by a 41-year-old male Mexican citizen from Monterrey, Nuevo Leon for a secondary inspection. During the secondary inspection, CBP officers utilized their inspections knowledge and experience along with the help of a canine team to locate the narcotics. CBP officers extracted seven packages containing a total of 16.75 pounds of alleged cocaine, eight packages containing a total of 19.38 pounds of alleged methamphetamine and nine packages containing a total of 21.82 pounds of alleged heroin hidden within the vehicle. The narcotics have a combined estimated street value of $895,500.

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

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Last modified: 
February 13, 2018