Laredo CBP Officers Seize Methamphetamine Worth Over $2.6 Million at the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge
LAREDO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at the Juarez Lincoln Bridge intercepted methamphetamine totaling $2.6 million in street value.
“Drug trafficking organizations use continually evolving concealment techniques, to avoid detection,” said Acting Port Director Eugene Crawford, Laredo Port of Entry. “Fortunately, CBP is equipped to stay abreast of the new trends.”
The seizure occurred on Thursday, February 25, 2021, when a CBP officer referred a 1999 Ford F-150 for a secondary inspection. The vehicle was driven by a 23-year-old male U.S. citizen traveling from Mexico. Following a canine and non-intrusive imaging system examination, CBP officers discovered a total of 24 packages weighing 132.36 pounds of alleged methamphetamine concealed within the vehicle.
The narcotics have an estimated street value of $2,647,283.
CBP seized the narcotics and 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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