U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers seized narcotics in one enforcement action that totaled over $692,000 in street value. The drug bust was on January 28, 2022 in Laredo, Texas.
The seizure occurred at the World Trade Bridge, after officers encountered a 2019 commercial 18-wheeler truck manifesting a shipment of air conditioning units arriving from Mexico.
The tractor was driven by a 29-year-old male Mexican citizen. The tractor and the trailer were referred for a canine and non intrusive imaging system inspection, resulting in the discovery of 167 packages containing 3461.25 pounds of marijuana within the commodity.
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The narcotics had an estimated street value of $692,244. The driver was arrested and the drugs were confiscated.