Federal officers intercepted narcotics with an estimated street value of more than $500,000 in one enforcement action at the World Trade Bridge in Laredo, Texas.
The seizure occurred on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 when a officer referred a 2012 International tractor hauling a shipment of electrical machines for a secondary examination. The tractor was driven by a 23-year-old male Mexican citizen making entry from Mexico. Following a canine and non-intrusive imaging system examination, officers discovered a total of 67.15 pounds of cocaine concealed within the shipment.
The narcotics have an estimated street value of $517,820.
U.S. Customs seized the narcotics and tractor. The driver was arrested and the case was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations special agents for further investigation.