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.”
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.
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.