LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized a significant amount of alleged crystal methamphetamine during an enforcement action with a value of more than $350,000.
“CBP officers display exemplary vigilance in keeping dangerous drugs off our streets,” said Deputy Port Director Alberto Flores, Laredo Port of Entry. “I commend our officers for their hard work, dedication and commitment to our mission.”
The seizure occurred on Thursday Nov. 17 at Lincoln-Juarez Bridge when a CBP officer referred a 2004 Ford Mustang driven by a 20-year-old female United States citizen from Laredo, Texas for a secondary examination. Upon a canine and physical inspection of the vehicle, CBP officers discovered 10 packages hidden within the vehicle allegedly containing a total of 25 pounds of crystal methamphetamine with a street value of $353,706.
CBP officers seized the vehicle and narcotics. 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.