LAREDO, Texas – On June 9, 2018, Freer Border Patrol Agents seized 44.1 pounds of methamphetamine at the checkpoint located on Highway 59 near Freer, Texas. The narcotics were found concealed inside the rocker panels of a sedan after the vehicle was referred to secondary. At total of 35 bundles were discovered worth an estimated $1,411,200 United States Dollars. Border Patrol Agents arrested one subject, a Mexican National. The case was referred to the Drug Enforcement Agency.
“The vigilance of the men and women of the United States Border Patrol in disrupting the flow of narcotics attests to our commitment in keeping America and its communities safe,” said Assistant Chief Patrol Agent Jose Martinez.
To report suspicious activity such as drug and/or alien smuggling, download the “USBP Laredo Sector” App or contact the Laredo Sector Border Patrol toll free telephone number at 1-800-343-1994.
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 the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.