CBP Officers Seize Methamphetamine Worth Over $277K at the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers intercepted a smuggling attempt of alleged methamphetamine with an estimated street value of more than $277,000 while conducting enforcement operations.
“CBP has numerous layers of enforcement and our officers will go above and beyond to keep these illicit drugs from entering our country and affecting our communities,” said Port Director Gregory Alvarez, Laredo Port of Entry.
The seizure occurred on Thursday, March 5, at the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge when a CBP officer referred a 2005 Chevrolet Van for a secondary examination. Following a canine and non-intrusive imaging system inspection, CBP officers discovered a total of 80 packages containing 14 pounds of alleged methamphetamine concealed within the vehicle.
The narcotics have an estimated street value of $277,780.
CBP officers seized the narcotics and vehicle. The case was then turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) special agents for further investigation.