LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers seized hard narcotics in one enforcement action over the weekend.
“The South Texas border is one of the most significant drug trafficking corridors along the U.S.-Mexico border,” said Port Director Alberto Flores, Laredo Port of Entry. “CBP officers at the Laredo Port of Entry work diligently to help stop the smuggling of illicit narcotics on a daily basis, as this enforcement action clearly illustrates.”
The enforcement action occurred on June 19 at the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge after CBP officers encountered a commercial bus arriving from Mexico. The 2006 Motor Coach Industries bus was referred for a canine and non-intrusive inspection system examination, resulting in the discovery of 80.02 pounds of alleged methamphetamine and 18.29 pounds of alleged heroin within the conveyance.
The narcotics combined have an estimated street value of $2,098,539.
CBP seized the narcotics and the bus. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) special agents are investigating the seizure.