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CBP Officers Seize Nearly Two Tons of Marijuana at the Colombia-Solidarity Bridge

Release Date: 
June 29, 2017

LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers assigned to work at the Colombia-Solidarity International Bridge seized nearly two tons of alleged marijuana in one enforcement action valued over $740,000.

“This is truly an example of our CBP officers’ hard work, experience and dedication to the CBP mission,” said Port Director Gregory Alvarez, Laredo Port of Entry. “I congratulate the officers in advancing the CBP mission and protecting the public from illegal narcotics.”

Packages containing 3,707 pounds of marijuana seized by CBP officers at Colombia-Solidarity Bridge
Packages containing 3,707 pounds
of marijuana seized by CBP officers
at Colombia-Solidarity Bridge.

The seizure occurred on Monday, June 26, when a CBP officer referred a tractor trailer hauling a shipment of lettuce for a secondary inspection. A canine, non-intrusive and physical inspection of the trailer resulted in the discovery of 5,754 packages containing a total of 3,707 pounds of alleged marijuana. The alleged marijuana carries an estimated street value of $741,186.

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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June 29, 2017