LAREDO, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized a significant amount of crystal methamphetamine valued at more than $2 million in one enforcement action this weekend at the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge.
“I commend our CBP officers for remaining vigilant and intercepting these hard narcotics,” said (A) Port Director Albert Flores, Laredo Port of Entry. “This seizure demonstrates how the officers’ training, utilization of technology and CBP canines led to the discovery of this hard narcotic.”
The seizure occurred on Saturday, Nov. 25, when a CBP officer referred a 2003 GMC Envoy driven by a 49-year-old-male United States citizen, a resident of Houston, Texas for a secondary inspection. Upon a canine and non-intrusive inspection by CBP officers, a total of 103 pounds of crystal methamphetamine were discovered. The crystal meth has an estimated street value of $2,056,450.
CBP officers seized the narcotics. 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 the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.