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