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CBP Officers at Laredo Port Seize $425K in Meth

Release Date: 
April 18, 2012

Laredo, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Laredo port of entry on Tuesday seized alleged methamphetamine valued at $425,000.

Seizure of 28.35 pounds of meth.

The seizure occurred on April 17, during a routine examination at Lincoln-Juarez Bridge. A CBP officer referred a 2001 Chevy Tahoe driven by a 28-year-old U.S. citizen from Houston for a secondary examination. CBP officers conducted an intensive examination and discovered 14 packages containing 28.35 pounds of alleged methamphetamine hidden within the vehicle. The methamphetamine has an estimated street value of $425,000.

CBP officers turned the driver over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) special agents for further investigation.

"This is a significant amount of methamphetamine and it underscores the reality of the drug threat our frontline officers faces on a daily basis," said Sidney Aki, CBP port director, Laredo. "Seizing loads of hard narcotics like this is yet another example of CBP's tireless pursuit of our border security mission."

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.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017