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CBP Officers Seize More Than $364K Worth in Meth at the Laredo Port of Entry

Release Date: 
July 14, 2017

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.”

Bottles containing a total of 18 pounds of liquid meth seized by CBP officers at Laredo Port of Entry
Bottles containing 18 pounds of liquid meth
seized by CBP officers at Laredo Port of Entry

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.

Last modified: 
July 20, 2017