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.
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.
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.