LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized a noteworthy amount of alleged crystal methamphetamine and heroin at Laredo Port of Entry.
“The primary officer’s experience, training and determination was crucial in this seizure,” said Port Director Gregory Alvarez, Laredo Port of Entry. “I commend the officers for their hard work and commitment in keeping dangerous drugs off our streets.”
The seizure occurred on Friday, Sep. 9 at the Lincoln-Juarez Bridge when a CBP officer referred a 2006 Nissan Murano for an intensive inspection driven by a 20-year-old man, traveling with a 19-year-old woman. Both subjects are United States citizens and reside in Laredo, Texas. Upon a canine and non-intrusive inspection of the vehicle, a total of six bundles were discovered allegedly containing 12 pounds of crystal methamphetamine and four pounds of heroin with a combined street value of $357,733.
CBP officers seized the vehicle and narcotics. Both travelers were 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.
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.