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CBP Officers Seize $357K in Hard Narcotics at Laredo Port of Entry

Release Date: 
September 13, 2016

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.”

Packages containing 12 pounds of alleged methamphetamine and four pounds of heroin seized by CBP officers at Laredo Port of Entry
Packages containing 12 pounds of alleged
methamphetamine, four pounds of alleged heroin
seized by CBP officers at Laredo Port of Entry

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.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017