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.
“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.
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.