LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Laredo Port of Entry seized a significant amount of alleged crystal methamphetamine with a value of more than $730,000 during one enforcement action.
“Every load of narcotics that we intercept at our international bridges helps to keep our streets safer,” said Port Director Gregory Alvarez, Laredo Port of Entry. “This was an excellent interception by our CBP officers and a great example of the layered enforcement implemented by CBP.”
The seizure occurred on Monday, Feb. 06 at Lincoln-Juarez Bridge when a CBP officer referred a 2016 Nissan Tsuru driven by a 29-year-old female United States citizen from Houston, Texas for a secondary examination. Upon a canine and physical inspection of the vehicle, CBP officers discovered five containers containing a total of 36 pounds of crystal methamphetamine with a street value of $733,690.
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.