Laredo Port of Entry CBP Officers Intercept Large Liquid Meth Load; Latest Find Worth Over $2.7 Million
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers this weekend intercepted a significant amount of hard narcotics with an estimated street value of more than $2.7 million in one enforcement action at the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge.
“Our frontline CBP officers maintain tight focus on our border security mission and this weekend’s significant methamphetamine seizure perfectly illustrates that commitment,” said Port Director Albert Flores, Laredo Port of Entry. “To be able to prevent this dangerous drug from making it to the streets and inflicting further harm along its path is a rewarding feeling and it motivates our officers to do what they do best.”
The seizure occurred on Sunday, April 28 at the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge when a CBP officer referred a 2002 Chevy 2500 pickup truck driven by a 63-year-old man, a Mexican citizen from Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico for a secondary examination. Following a canine and non-intrusive imaging system inspection, CBP officers discovered a total of 194 pounds of alleged liquid methamphetamine. The narcotics have an estimated street value of $2.7 million.
CBP officers seized the narcotics and the 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.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.