CBP Officers Seize Methamphetamine Worth $233K at the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers this week seized a significant amount of alleged methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $233,000 in a single enforcement action.
“Our officers continue to maintain their vigilance amid the inclement weather and utilized their inspections experience, canines and technology to intercept a significant load of methamphetamine,” said Port Director Albert Flores, Laredo Port of Entry.
The seizure occurred on Monday, Oct. 15 at the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge when a CBP officer referred a 2016 Dodge Attitude driven by a 37-year-old male Mexican citizen arriving from Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas for a secondary examination. Following a canine and non-intrusive imaging system inspection, CBP officers discovered a total of 13 packages containing nearly 17 pounds of alleged methamphetamine was discovered within the vehicle. The narcotics have an estimated street value of $233,000.
CBP officers seized the narcotics and vehicle. The driver was arrested and the case was 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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.