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CBP Officers at Laredo Port of Entry Seize Over $1.9 Million in Hard Narcotics Over the Weekend

Release Date: 
April 3, 2018

LAREDO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) CBP officers at Laredo Port of Entry recently seized a significant load of hard narcotics with a combined total street value exceeding $1.9 million in one enforcement action over the weekend.

Packages containing 92 pounds of methamphetamine, 10 pounds of cocaine seized by CBP officers at Laredo Port of Entry
Packages containing 92 pounds of
methamphetamine, 10 pounds of
cocaine seized by CBP officers at
Laredo Port of Entry.

“This significant seizure shows the commitment our CBP officers have in keeping these dangerous narcotics off our streets while processing traffic in a timely manner,” said Port Director Alberto Flores, Laredo Port of Entry.

On Saturday, Mar. 31, CBP officers at the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge referred a 2015 Nissan Versa driven by a 21-year-old male Mexican citizen resident of Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico for a secondary inspection. Upon a canine and non-intrusive inspection by CBP officers, a total of 52 packages containing 92 pounds of alleged crystal methamphetamine and four packages containing 10 pounds of alleged cocaine was discovered. The narcotics have an estimated street value of $1,921,309.

CBP seized the narcotics and the vehicle. The driver was arrested and the case was turned over to Homeland Security Investigations special agents.

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Last modified: 
April 3, 2018