OVER $2.5 MILLION IN METH SEIZED IN VEHICLE

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Packages containing nearly 129 pounds of methamphetamine seized by CBP officers at Laredo Port of Entry.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized methamphetamine that totaled over $2.5 million in street value in one enforcement action at the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge.

The seizure occurred on Monday, December 28, 2020 when officers referred a Kia Optima for secondary inspection. The vehicle was driven by a 19-year-old male U.S. citizen traveling from Mexico. Officers examined the vehicle utilizing a non-intrusive imaging system examination, resulting in the discovery of 100 packages totaling 128.83 pounds of methamphetamine hidden within the vehicle.

The narcotics have an estimated street value of $2,576,736.

Officers seized the narcotics and 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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