Fentanyl is the silent killer. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized fentanyl in one enforcement action that totaled over $384,600. The seizure occurred on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge in Laredo, Texas.
A bus arriving from Mexico was receiving a secondary examination. Following a canine and non-intrusive imaging system examination, officers discovered a total of six packages containing 28.26 pounds of fentanyl concealed within the bus.
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A 42-year-old male passenger, a United States citizen, was interviewed in relation to the fentanyl discovery, resulting in his detention.
The narcotics had an estimated street value of $384,600.
Customs and Border Protection seized the narcotics. The passenger was arrested, and the case was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations special agents for further investigation.