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CBP Officers Seize More Than $638K in Cocaine at the Laredo Port of Entry

Release Date: 
April 24, 2018

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.”

Packages containing 83 pounds of cocaine seized by CBP officers at Laredo Port of Entry
Packages containing 83 pounds of cocaine
seized by CBP officers at Laredo Port of Entry.

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.

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Last modified: 
April 24, 2018