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CBP Officers seize meth worth over $1.7 million

Posted: 9:10 PM, Oct 30, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-30 22:10:51-04

LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers intercepted a large number of narcotics during two enforcement actions over the weekend.

“I congratulate the officers in carrying out CBP’s border security mission and protecting the public from illegal narcotics,” said Port Director Albert Flores, Laredo Port of Entry. “CBP officers display exemplary vigilance in keeping dangerous drugs off our streets.”

Both seizures occurred on Sunday, October 28, 2018. The first seizure occurred at the Colombia Solidarity Bridge when a CBP officer referred a 2009 Ford Fusion for a secondary examination. Upon a canine and non-intrusive imaging inspection by CBP officers, a total of 22 packages containing 42 pounds of alleged methamphetamine was discovered.

The last seizure occurred at the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge when a CBP officer referred a 2012 Nissan Versa for a secondary examination. Upon a canine and non-intrusive imaging inspection by CBP officers, a total of six packages containing 47 pounds of methamphetamine was discovered.

Both narcotics combined have an estimated street value of $1,798,071.

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

Photo: Packages containing 42 pounds of methamphetamine seized by CBP officers at Colombia-Solidarity Bridge (U.S. Customs and Border Protection)