CBP Officers Seize Methamphetamine Worth Over $453K at the Laredo Port of Entry
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers intercepted a significant amount of hard narcotics with an estimated street value of more than $453,000 in one enforcement action at the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge.
“I congratulate our frontline officers for their firm commitment to carry out the CBP mission and protect the public from illegal narcotics,” said Port Director Albert Flores, Laredo Port of Entry.
The seizure occurred on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge when a CBP officer referred a 2003 Ford Escape driven by a 48-year-old female Mexican citizen who resides in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas for a secondary examination. Upon a canine and non-intrusive imaging inspection by CBP officers, a total 22 pounds of alleged methamphetamine was discovered. The narcotics have an estimated street value of $453,265.
CBP officers 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.
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.