U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized hard narcotics valued at over $900,000 in two separate, unrelated enforcement actions at both the World Trade and Juarez Lincoln Bridges in Laredo, Texas.
The first narcotics interception occurred on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 when officers assigned to the World Trade Bridge cargo facility encountered an express consignment truck with a manifested shipment of a marble lamp.
The box truck and its shipment were referred for a canine and non-intrusive imaging system inspection, resulting in the discovery of six packages containing 5.25 pounds of methamphetamine within the shipment. The narcotics have an estimated street value of $104,939.
The second narcotics seizure occurred on December 5, 2020 when officers assigned to the bus operations at the Juarez Lincoln Bridge encountered a commercial passenger bus traveling from Monterrey, Mexico to Louisiana.
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The bus had 42 packages totaling 103.57 pounds of cocaine hidden within an overhead compartment. The narcotics have an estimated street value of $798,660.
The narcotics combined have an estimated street value of $903,599.