OFFICERS SEIZE METHAMPHETAMINE WORTH OVER $2.6 MILLION

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$2.6 million in meth was found in a man's truck

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Juarez Lincoln Bridge intercepted methamphetamine totaling $2.6 million in Laredo, Texas.

The seizure occurred on Thursday, February 25, 2021, when a Customs officer referred a Ford F-150 truck for a secondary inspection. The vehicle was driven by a 23-year-old male U.S. citizen traveling from Mexico.

Following a canine and non-intrusive imaging system examination, officers discovered a total of 24 packages weighing 132.36 pounds of methamphetamine concealed within the vehicle.

The narcotics have an estimated street value of $2,647,283.

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 special agents for further investigation.

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