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CBP Officers Seize Crystal Methamphetamine at Lincoln-Juarez Bridge

Release Date: 
June 15, 2017

LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers assigned to work at the Lincoln Juarez International Bridge seized a noteworthy amount of alleged crystal methamphetamine in one enforcement action.

“I commend our officers for their hard work, dedication and commitment to our mission” said (A) Port Director Alberto Flores, Laredo Port of Entry. “Their attention to detail and identifying several inconsistencies resulted in this significant seizure.”

Individual candies from several bags of candy which contained a total of 19 pounds of methamphetamine seized by CBP officers at Laredo Port of Entry
Individual candies from multiple
bags of candy from which CBP officers
at Laredo Port of Entry seized a total
of 19 pounds of methamphetamine
.

The seizure occurred on Wednesday, June 14, when a CBP officer noticed several discrepancies on several bags of candy. A canine and physical inspection of the candy bags by CBP officers resulted in the discovery of 712 packages allegedly containing 19 pounds of crystal methamphetamine. The crystal methamphetamine carries an estimated street value of $370,372.

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

Last published: 
June 16, 2017