BORDER PROTECTION OFFICERS SEIZE $2 MILLION IN CRYSTAL METH AND HEROIN

Hard Narcotics Worth Over $2 Million at the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge in Texas

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers intercepted a noteworthy amount of hard narcotics with an estimated street value of more than $2 million in one enforcement action over the weekend in Laredo, Texas.

“I congratulate our front line officers for their firm commitment to carry out the CBP mission and protect the public from illegal narcotics,”

said Port Director Albert Flores, Laredo Port of Entry.

The seizure occurred on Saturday, Mar. 2 at the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge when a CBP officer referred a 2010 Mazda CX-7, driven by a 50-year-old male United States citizen from Laredo, Texas for a secondary examination. During a canine and non-intrusive imaging inspection, CBP officers discovered 24 packages containing a total of 120 pounds of alleged methamphetamine and four pounds of alleged heroin within the vehicle.

The narcotics combined have an estimated street value of $2,276,377.

CBP officers seized the narcotics and the vehicle. The driver was arrested and the case was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) special agents for further investigation.

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