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CBP Officers Seize over $1 Million in Cocaine at the Laredo Port of Entry This Weekend

Release Date: 
March 21, 2017

LAREDO, Texas- U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers assigned to work at the Lincoln-Juarez Bridge bus operations seized a significant amount of cocaine in one enforcement action this weekend.

“Our CBP officers’ vigilance and attention to detail resulted in this significant seizure,” said Port Director Gregory Alvarez, Laredo Port of Entry.  “I congratulate the officers in carrying out the CBP mission and protecting the public from illegal narcotics.”

Packages containing 130 pounds of cocaine seized by CBP officers at Laredo Port of Entry
Packages containing 130 pounds of cocaine seized
by CBP officers at Laredo Port of Entry

The seizure occurred on Saturday, March 18 at the Lincoln-Juarez International Bridge when a CBP officer referred a 1997 MCI bus for a secondary examination.  Upon a non-intrusive and canine inspection of the bus, CBP officers discovered 55 packages allegedly containing 130 pounds of cocaine with a street value of $1,000,620.

CBP officers seized bus and narcotics.

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Last modified: 
March 21, 2017