Laredo CBP Officers Seize $1.9 Million in Methamphetamine Over the Weekend
LAREDO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers intercepted methamphetamine with an estimated street value of more than $1.9 million in one enforcement action over the weekend.
“Operational vigilance in border security led to this interdiction of methamphetamine, which helps disrupt the flow of illegal narcotics from reaching our communities,” said Acting Port Director Eugene Crawford, Laredo Port of Entry.
The seizure occurred on Friday, April 23rd, at the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge, when a CBP officer referred a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu for a secondary examination. The vehicle was driven by a 22-year-old male United States citizen making entry from Mexico. Following a canine and non-intrusive imaging system examination, CBP officers discovered a total of 19 packages containing 98.5 pounds of alleged methamphetamine concealed within the vehicle.
The narcotics had an estimated street value of $1,971,794.
CBP seized the narcotics and the vehicle. 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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.