CBP Officers Seize More Than $638K in Cocaine at the Laredo Port of Entry
LAREDO, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a significant amount of alleged cocaine with an estimated street value of more than $638,000 in one enforcement action at the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge over the weekend.
“The seizure intercepted by our CBP officers is a prime example of the caliber of individuals we have working in our agency,” said Port Director Albert Flores, Laredo Port of Entry. “Our CBP officers are America’s Frontline and continue to remain vigilant as they protect our nation from these dangerous drugs.”
On Saturday, April 21, CBP officers at the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge seized approximately 83 pounds of alleged cocaine in 33 packages concealed within a 2009 Chevrolet Aveo.
The seized narcotics have an estimated street value of $638,520.
CBP officers seized the narcotics and the vehicle. 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.