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.”
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.
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.