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CBP Officers Seize Methamphetamine Worth $2.4 Million at the Laredo Port of Entry

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LAREDO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at Laredo Port of Entry seized hard narcotics worth over $2.4 million in a single enforcement action over the weekend.

“Border cities are key transit zones for drug trafficking organizations," said Port Director Gregory Alvarez, Laredo Port of Entry. “Targeted enforcement is a mechanism utilized at the Laredo Port of Entry to prevent and disrupt the flow of deadly narcotics.”

The seizure occurred on Sunday, May 31, when a CBP officer at the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge referred a 2007 Toyota Tacoma for a secondary inspection. The vehicle was driven by a 55-year-old male Unites States citizen who was making entry from Mexico. Following a canine and non-intrusive imaging system examination, CBP officers discovered a total of 15 packages containing 124.16 pounds of alleged methamphetamine concealed within the subject’s belongings.

The narcotics have an estimated street value of $2,483,261.

CBP seized the narcotics and the 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.

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  • Last Modified: February 3, 2021