Laredo Sector Border Patrol Agents Seize Methamphetamine Valued at Over $1.3 Million
LAREDO, Texas – On July 14, 2018, Freer Border Patrol Agents seized 41.56 pounds of methamphetamine at the checkpoint located on Highway 59 near Freer, Texas. The narcotics were found concealed inside the rear bumper of a sedan after the vehicle was referred to secondary. At total of 19 bundles were discovered worth an estimated $1,329,920. Border Patrol agents arrested three subjects, all determined to be Mexican nationals. The methamphetamine was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
“The men and women of the United States Border Patrol will continue to prevent and disrupt the flow of narcotics into the United States. This narcotics seizure attests to our commitment to the war on drugs and keeping our communities safe,” said Laredo Sector Acting Chief Patrol Agent Jason D. Owens.
To report suspicious activity such as drug and/or alien smuggling, 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.