Laredo Sector Border Patrol Agents Seize Over $3.1 Million Dollars in Narcotics
LAREDO, Texas – Border Patrol agents continue disrupting the flow of drugs into the United States resulting in the seizure of over $3.1 million dollars in narcotics in two separate events.
On April 18, 2018, Border Patrol agents seized 2.46 pounds of methamphetamine and 2.35 pounds of cocaine at the Border Patrol Checkpoint on Interstate Highway 35, north of Laredo, Texas. Agents arrested two United States Citizen’s traveling on a Greyhound bus after discovering a bundle of cocaine underneath a seat and identifying another subject with a bundle of methamphetamine taped to his back. The methamphetamine was estimated to have a value of $81,552.00 and the cocaine was valued at $76,614.00. Both subjects and narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
On April 19, 2018, Border Patrol agents seized 91.96 pounds of liquid methamphetamine at the Border Patrol Checkpoint on Interstate Highway 35, north of Laredo, Texas. Agents encountered a black Pontiac vehicle at the primary inspection lane and referred the vehicle to secondary after a Border Patrol canine alerted for the presence of narcotics and/or concealed humans. A further search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of several bottles and plastic bags containing liquid methamphetamine. The methamphetamine was estimated to have a value of $2,944,000.00. The driver, a Mexican National, was arrested. The driver, narcotics and vehicle were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
“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 Gabriel H. Acosta.
To report suspicious activity such as alien and/or drug 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.