LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers intercepted a significant amount of hard narcotics with an estimated street value of more than $1.3 million in one enforcement action at the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge.
“Our frontline CBP continue to maintain their vigilance and utilize their inspections skills and experience as pre-Christmas traffic starts to increase,” said Port Director Albert Flores, Laredo Port of Entry. “Our CBP officers’ hard work, perseverance and utilization of canines and our non-intrusive imaging systems resulted in the interception of this significant load of methamphetamine.”
The seizure occurred on Thursday, Dec. 13 at the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge when a CBP officer referred a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado driven by a 27-year-old woman, accompanied by a 28-year-old woman, both of them Mexican citizens from Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico for a secondary examination. Upon a canine and non-intrusive imaging system inspection by CBP officers, a total 94 pounds of alleged methamphetamine was discovered. The narcotics have an estimated street value of $1,322,848.
CBP officers seized the narcotics and the vehicle. The occupants of the vehicle were arrested and the case was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) special agents for further investigation.