LAREDO, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a significant amount of alleged liquid methamphetamine carrying an estimated street value of more than $364,000 in one enforcement action.
“CBP officers display exemplary vigilance in keeping dangerous drugs off our streets,” said Port Director Gregory Alvarez, Laredo Port of Entry. “I commend our CBP officers for their hard work and attention to detail.”
The seizure occurred on Tuesday, July 11 at the Lincoln-Juarez International Bridge when a CBP officer referred a 2001 Isuzu Rodeo for a secondary examination. A physical inspection of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of 12 bottles allegedly containing 18 pounds of liquid methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $364,288.
CBP officers seized the narcotics 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.