US flag Official website of the Department of Homeland Security

Archived Content

In an effort to keep CBP.gov current, the archive contains content from a previous administration or is otherwise outdated.

CBP Officers Seize $1.1 Million in Liquid Methamphetamine at Laredo Port of Entry

Release Date: 
April 7, 2016

LAREDO, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Laredo Port of Entry recently seized alleged liquid methamphetamine valued at $1.1 million.

Bucket containing liquid methamphetamine. CBP officers at Laredo Port of Entry seized a total of nearly 81 pounds of liquid methamphetamine

Bucket containing liquid methamphetamine. CBP officers at Laredo Port of Entry seized a total of nearly 81 pounds of liquid methamphetamine

“Our officers continue to maintain strict vigilance while facilitating the flow of lawful traffic and yet again in furtherance of our border security mission, our frontline CBP officers have seized a significant quantity of liquid methamphetamine,” said Port Director Gregory Alvarez, Laredo Port of Entry. 

The seizure occurred on March 31 at Gateway to the Americas Bridge. A CBP officer referred a 2000 Ford F-150 pickup truck driven by a 24-year-old male U.S. citizen for a secondary inspection. During the examination, CBP officers utilizing canine and non-intrusive imaging system resources seized nearly 81 pounds of alleged liquid methamphetamine hidden within the gas tank. The narcotics have an estimated street value of $1.1 million.

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

For more information, statistics about narcotics seized by CBP officers within Laredo Field Office, please consult the attached link.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017