LAREDO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge seized methamphetamine that totaled over $2.5 million in street value.
“CBP is responsible for facilitating the lawful flow of goods into the United States. This seizure illustrates the enforcement efforts that our officers perform in stopping illicit drugs and other contraband from entering our country,” said Acting Port Director Eugene Crawford, Laredo Port of Entry.
The enforcement action occurred on Saturday, March 6th, when a CBP officer referred a 2008 Volkswagen Touareg for a secondary inspection. The vehicle was driven by a 24-year-old female U.S. citizen traveling from Mexico. Following a canine and non-intrusive imaging system inspection, CBP officers discovered a total of 126.67 pounds of alleged methamphetamine within the vehicle.
The narcotics have an estimated street value of $2,533,526.
CBP 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 (ICE-HSI) special agents for further investigation.