$1 MILLION WORTH OF MARIJUANA SEIZED IN DRUG BUST ON COMMERCIAL TRUCK
Marijuana valued at over $1 million was seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the World Trade Bridge in one enforcement action over the weekend.
The enforcement action occurred on Saturday, February 13, 2021 in Laredo, Texas. An 18-wheeler truck hauling auto parts arrived at a border check point. The truck was referred for a canine and non-intrusive imaging system inspection, resulting in the discovery of 336 packages containing 5280.07 pounds of marijuana discovered within the trailer.
The narcotics have an estimated street value of $1,056,003.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized the narcotics, tractor, and trailer. The case was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations special agents for further investigation.