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CBP Officers Seize over $688K in Crystal Meth at the Laredo Port of Entry

Release Date: 
March 16, 2017

LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a significant amount of crystal methamphetamine with an estimated value of over $688,000 during one enforcement action.

“The primary officers’ experience, and interviewing technique was a key component in this significant narcotic interception,” said Port Director Gregory Alvarez, Laredo Port of Entry.  “I commend our officers for their hard work, dedication and commitment to our mission.”

Packages containing 34 pounds of methamphetamine seized by CBP officers at Laredo Port of Entry
Packages containing 34 pounds of methamphetamine
seized by CBP officers at Laredo Port of Entry

The seizure occurred on Monday, March 13 at Lincoln-Juarez International Bridge when a CBP officer referred a 46-year-old female Mexican citizen bus passenger from Morelios, Mexico for a secondary examination.  After a non-intrusive and canine inspection of the personal belongings, CBP officers discovered three packages allegedly containing 34 pounds of crystal methamphetamine with a street value of $668,717.

CBP officers seized the narcotics.  The subject 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.

Last modified: 
March 16, 2017