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CBP Officers Seize $103K in Methamphetamine at Laredo Port of Entry

Release Date: 
August 15, 2016

LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized a noteworthy amount of alleged crystal methamphetamine inside a tractor at Laredo Port of Entry.

“Being vigilant at all times is a key component ingrained into our officers from the CBP academy,” said (A) Port Director Alberto Flores, Laredo Port of Entry. “This seizure demonstrates how an officer’s experience and attention to detail is crucial at our frontlines.”  

Bags containing 13 pounds of methamphetamine seized by CBP officers at Laredo Port of Entry
Bags containing 13 pounds of methamphetamine
seized by CBP officers at Laredo Port of Entry

The seizure occurred on Thursday, Aug. 11 at the Colombia-Solidarity Bridge when a CBP officer referred a tractor trailer driven by a 53-year-old male Mexican national from the city of Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas. CBP officer referred the tractor trailer for an intensive inspection. Upon a canine and non-intrusive inspection of the tractor, a total of two bundles were discovered allegedly containing 13 pounds of crystal methamphetamine valued at $103,020.

CBP officers seized the tractor and narcotics. The driver was arrested and the case was then turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) special agents for further investigation.

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Last modified: 
February 9, 2017