LAREDO, TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Laredo Port of Entry conduct numerous enforcement operations on a daily basis. These efforts paid off as they recently seized hard narcotics valued at more than $530,000 in two enforcement actions.
“Our CBP officers at the Laredo Port of Entry truly work hard as they continue to function as a team and conduct enforcement operations daily,” said (A) Port Director Alberto Flores, Laredo Port of Entry. “I congratulate our officers for their dedication which has prevented these dangerous narcotics from entering our country.”
The most recent seizure occurred on Monday, Dec. 11, when a CBP officer at World Trade Bridge referred a 2002 Freightliner tractor trailer for a secondary inspection. A non-intrusive imaging and canine inspection by CBP officers resulted in the discovery of two packages containing a total of 13 pounds of alleged crystal methamphetamine.
The other seizure occurred on Monday, Dec. 11, when a CBP officer at Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge referred a 2008 Ford Ranger driven by a 63-year-old male Mexican citizen who resides in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas for a secondary inspection. A physical and canine inspection by CBP officers resulted in the discovery of two packages containing a total of 10 pounds of alleged heroin.
Both seizures combined have an estimated street value of $535,115.
CBP officers seized the narcotics. The subjects involved were arrested and the cases were 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.