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.
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.