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CBP Officers Seize More Than $540K of Marijuana at World Trade Bridge

Release Date: 
December 8, 2017

LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a significant amount of marijuana in a commercial shipment of furniture at World Trade Bridge.

“Our frontline officers’ determination and vigilance this week yielded yet another significant narcotics seizure,” said Port Director Gregory Alvarez, Laredo Port of Entry. “The combination of officer experience and use of state of the art technology is an effective means of intercepting contraband, as this seizure clearly illustrates.”

Packages containing 2,704 pounds of marijuana seized by CBP officers at Laredo Port of Entry
Packages containing 2,704 pounds of marijuana
seized by CBP officers at Laredo Port of Entry
 

The seizure occurred on Wednesday, Dec. 6, when a CBP officer referred a tractor trailer hauling a commercial shipment of furniture for a secondary inspection. A non-intrusive imaging system and physical inspection by CBP officers resulted in the discovery of 216 packages allegedly containing 2,704 pounds of alleged marijuana comingled within the shipment. The marijuana has an estimated street value of $540,744.

CBP officers seized the narcotics. The case was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) special agents for further investigation.

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December 8, 2017