U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers intercepted a significant amount of narcotics with an estimated street value of more than $296,000 in one enforcement action.
The seizure occurred on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at Juarez-Lincoln Bridge in Laredo, Texas when a CBP officer referred a 2012 Mitsubishi LGT driven by a 28-year-old female United States citizen, resident of San Antonio, Texas for a secondary examination. Upon a canine and non-intrusive imaging inspection by CBP officers, a total of 14 packages containing 21 pounds of alleged methamphetamine was discovered. The narcotics have an estimated street value of $296,915.
> “This seizure was an excellent interception from our CBP officers. Our officers remain alert and continue to protect our nation from drugs and people who pose a threat to our communities and our way of life,”
said Port Director Albert Flores, Laredo Port of Entry.
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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.