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CBP Officers Seize over $518K in Crystal Meth at the Laredo Port of Entry This Weekend

Release Date: 
September 19, 2017

LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized over $518,000 in alleged crystal methamphetamine during one enforcement action this past weekend.

“This seizure was an excellent interception made by our CBP officers,” said Port Director Gregory Alvarez, Laredo Port of Entry. “I congratulate the officers for demonstrating the highest standard of vigilance by disrupting the flow of illicit narcotics into our country.”

Packages containing 26 pounds of methamphetamine seized by CBP officers at Laredo Port of Entry
Packages containing 26 pounds of
methamphetamine seized by CBP officers at
Laredo Port of Entry.

The seizure occurred on Sunday, Sept. 17 at Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge when a CBP officer referred a 2014 Dodge Journey driven by a 39-year-old female United States citizen from Pflugerville, Texas for a secondary examination. Upon a canine and physical inspection of the vehicle, CBP officers discovered 33 packages allegedly containing 26 pounds of alleged crystal methamphetamine with a street value of $518,521.

CBP officers seized the narcotics and vehicle. The driver was arrested and 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: 
September 19, 2017