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CBP Officers at World Trade Bridge Seize 782 Pounds of Marijuana In Cement Block Shipment This Weekend

Release Date: 
May 21, 2018

LAREDO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) CBP officers at Laredo Port of Entry recently seized a noteworthy amount of marijuana with a street value exceeding $156,000 in one enforcement action over the weekend.

“I congratulate the officers for their hard work in advancing the CBP border security mission and protecting the public from illegal narcotics,”said Port Director Alberto Flores, Laredo Port of Entry.

Packages containing 782 pounds of marijuana seized by CBP officers at World Trade Bridge
Packages containing 782 pounds of marijuana
seized by CBP officers at World Trade Bridge
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The seizure occurred on Friday, May 18, when CBP officers assigned to the World Trade Bridge seized 782 pounds of alleged marijuana in 576 packages concealed within cement blocks. The contraband was discovered when a non-intrusive and canine inspection was conducted on a 2012 Wabash trailer hauling a commercial shipment of cement blocks.

The narcotics has an estimated street value of $156,438.

CBP seized the narcotics and the case was turned over to Homeland Security Investigations special agents for further investigation.

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Last modified: 
May 22, 2018