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Laredo Port of Entry CBP Officers Intercept Hard Narcotics Worth More Than $397K

Release Date: 
March 26, 2018

LAREDO, Texas – Amid the busy holy week traffic, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers continue to remain vigilant and intercepted narcotics valued at more than $397,000 in one enforcement action this weekend.

“I commend the CBP officers involved in this narcotic seizures,” said Port Director Albert Flores, Laredo Port of Entry. “Their hard work does not go unnoticed and they are a true example of the great men and women we have protecting our borders.”

Packages containing 51 pounds of cocaine seized by CBP officers at Laredo Port of Entry
Packages containing 51 pounds of
cocaine seized by CBP officers at
Laredo Port of Entry
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The seizure took place on Saturday, Mar. 24 at the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge when a CBP officer referred a 2003 Ford Explorer driven by a 33 year old-male Mexican citizen and resident of Nuevo Leon, Monterrey for a secondary inspection. Upon a physical inspection of the vehicle by CBP officers, a total of 20 packages containing 51 pounds of alleged cocaine was discovered.

The seizure has an estimated street value of $397,120.

CBP officers seized the narcotics and the vehicle. The case was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) special agents for further investigation.

Last modified: 
March 27, 2018