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CBP Officers Seize More Than $61K in Heroin at the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge

Release Date: 
November 9, 2017

LAREDO, TEXAS –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers continue to remain vigilant and this week discovered a noteworthy amount of alleged heroin valued at more than $61,000 in one enforcement action.

“I commend our CBP officers for their hard work and attention to detail,” said (A) Port Director Albert Flores, Laredo Port of Entry. “This seizure demonstrates how the officers’ training and determination led to the discovery of this hard narcotic.”

The seizure occurred on Monday, Nov. 6, when a CBP officer referred two Mexican citizens, a 33-year-old-man and a 27-year-old woman, both residents of Queretaro, traveling in a taxi for a secondary inspection. Upon a physical inspection of the male passenger, 72 packages were discovered by CBP officers resulting in the discovery of two pounds of alleged heroin. The heroin has an estimated street value of $61,800.

CBP officers seized the narcotics. Both passengers were arrested and 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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November 14, 2017