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Laredo CBP Officers Seize $1.9 Million in Methamphetamine Over the Weekend

Release Date: 
April 28, 2021

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.

A container holds more than 98 pounds of methamphetamine discovered within a vehicle at Juarez-Lincoln Bridge.
A container stores more than 98 pounds of
methamphetamine discovered by CBP officers within
a passenger vehicle at Laredo's Juarez-Lincoln Bridge.

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.

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Last modified: 
May 17, 2021