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Laredo CBP Officers Seize Methamphetamine Worth Over $20 Million at World Trade Bridge

Release Date
Thu, 08/19/2021

LAREDO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers seized narcotics in one enforcement action that totaled over $20,000,000 in street value.

“Officers at the Laredo Port of Entry have strengthened their enforcement strategy by targeting these high-risk commodities. Large-scale seizures such as this one help to disrupt the flow of deadly narcotics into our country,” said Port Director Alberto Flores, Laredo Port of Entry. “This drug bust was an exceptional illustration of CBP’s dedication to our border security mission.”

Containers filled with 1,030 pounds of methamphetamine seized by CBP officers at World Trade Bridge
Containers filled with 1,030 pounds of 
methamphetamine seized by CBP officers at World
Trade Bridge.

The enforcement action occurred on August 18th at the World Trade Bridge, after CBP officers encountered a tractor manifesting galvanized steel coil arriving from Mexico. The 2011 Kenworth tractor and flatbed were referred for a canine and non-intrusive imaging system inspection, resulting in the discovery of 30 packages containing 1,030.35 pounds of alleged methamphetamine within the commodity.

The narcotics have an estimated street value of $20,606,837.

CBP seized the narcotics and the flatbed in connection with the alleged smuggling attempt. The case was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) special agents for further investigation.

Follow the Director of CBP’s Laredo Field Office on Twitter at @DFOLaredo, on Instagram at @dfolaredo and U.S. Customs and Border Protection at @CBPSouthTexas for breaking news, current events, human interest stories and photos.

 

Last Modified: Oct 11, 2022