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Laredo CBP Officers Seize Methamphetamine Worth Over $4 Million at Colombia-Solidarity Bridge

Release Date: 
March 31, 2022

LAREDO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers seized methamphetamine in one enforcement action that totaled over $4,000,000 in street value.

“Officers assigned to our cargo facilities utilize their enforcement expertise to target these high-risk commodities. It has led to the discovery of dangerous hard narcotics,” said Port Director Alberto Flores, Laredo Port of Entry. “Large-scale seizures, such as this one, exemplify our mission priorities in securing the border.”

Containers filled with 219 pounds of methamphetamine seized by CBP officers at Colombia-Solidarity Bridge.
Containers filled with 219 pounds of methamphetamine
seized by CBP officers at Colombia-Solidarity Bridge.

The enforcement action occurred on March 25, at the Colombia-Solidarity Bridge, after CBP officers encountered a tractor manifesting a shipment of waterproof sealant arriving from Mexico. The 2018 Kenworth tractor and trailer were referred for a canine and non-intrusive imaging system inspection, resulting in the discovery of 219.13 pounds of alleged methamphetamine within the commodity.

The narcotics have an estimated street value of $4,382,744.

CBP seized the narcotics. 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: 
March 31, 2022