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.
“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.
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.