U.S. Customs officers assigned to the World Trade Bridge in Laredo, Texas recently seized over $587,000 in marijuana in two enforcement actions.
The first seizure occurred on Wednesday, November 28 at the World Trade Bridge when a Customs officer referred a 2011 Freightliner tractor hauling a shipment of wall sources for a secondary examination. A non-intrusive imaging system and canine inspection by officers resulted in the discovery of 24 packages containing 54 pounds of marijuana.
The last seizure also occurred at the World Trade Bridge on Wednesday, Nov. 28 when a Customs officer referred a 2002 International tractor hauling a shipment of bolts for a secondary examination. The tractor had 120 packages containing 2,885 pounds of marijuana.
The narcotics combined have an estimated street value of $587,771.
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The narcotics were seized. The cases were turned over to Homeland Security Investigations special agents for further investigation.
“I congratulate our officers for these significant seizures and for the outstanding job they do each day in keeping our borders safe,”
said Port Director Albert Flores, Laredo Port of Entry.