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CBP Officers Seize $260K in Marijuana at Laredo Port of Entry

Release Date: 
March 31, 2016

LAREDO, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at World Trade Bridge literally floored it this week, seizing over half a ton of alleged marijuana in a commercial shipment of mud floor tiles.

Packages containing 1,303 pounds of marijuana seized by CBP officers at World Trade Bridge in Laredo, Texas in a shipment of mud floor tile

Packages containing 1,303 pounds of marijuana seized by CBP officers at World Trade Bridge in Laredo, Texas in a shipment of mud floor tile

“Once again our CBP officers at World Trade Bridge applied their experience, targeting, training and this synergy of effort yielded a significant load of narcotics in a floor tile shipment,” said Port Director Gregory Alvarez, Laredo Port of Entry. 

The seizure occurred on Mar. 29 at World Trade Bridge. A CBP officer referred a 2003 Sterling tractor hauling a commercial shipment of mud floor tile for a secondary inspection. During the examination, CBP officers took a closer look at the boxes of tile and discovered 144 packages containing a total of 1,303 pounds of alleged marijuana comingled with the merchandise. The narcotics have an estimated street value of $260,566.

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017