U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized hard narcotics in four separate unrelated incidents that totaled over $11,000,000 in street value.

The first enforcement action occurred on April 19, 2021 at the World Trade Bridge in Texas after officers encountered a tractor manifesting a shipment of copolymer regrind arriving from Mexico. The 1995 Freightliner truck and shipment were referred for a canine and non-intrusive imaging system inspection, resulting in the discovery of 234 packages containing 360.23 pounds of methamphetamine within the shipment. The narcotics had an estimated street value of $7,204,632.

The second seizure occurred on April 20th at the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge in Texas. A commercial bus arriving from Mexico had a total of 50 packages containing 71.20 pounds of methamphetamine within the bus. The narcotics had an estimated street value of $1,424,171.

The third enforcement action occurred on April 20th at the World Trade Bridge again. A tractor hauling a shipment of clay tile arriving from Mexico also had 84.30 pounds of cocaine, 41.40 pounds of heroin and 16.35 pounds of fentanyl within the trailer. The narcotics combined had an estimated street value of $2,046,880.

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The fourth enforcement action occurred on April 21 at the World Trade Bridge after officers assigned to the cargo facility encountered a tractor hauling a shipment of plastic polyethylene scrap arriving from Mexico. The 1996 Freightliner and shipment were referred for a canine and non-intrusive imaging system inspection, resulting in the discovery of 20 packages containing 49.6 pounds of cocaine within the trailer. The narcotics had an estimated street value of $382,500.

The four interceptions have a combined street value of $11,058,183.

Border Protection seized the narcotics and two trailers involved in the smuggling attempts. The cases were turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations special agents for further investigation.