LAREDO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge seized hard narcotics that totaled over $841,000 in street value in one enforcement action over the weekend.
“Narcotics interdiction continues to be a key component in the CBP border security mission,” said Port Director Alberto Flores, Laredo Port of Entry. “This significant seizure demonstrates the positive results of our officers’ diligent work and dedication to prevent drugs from crossing the border.”
The seizure occurred on Sunday, March 6, when a CBP officer assigned to the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge referred a 1996 MCI commercial bus making entry from Mexico for secondary inspection. The commercial bus was driven by a 52-year-old male Mexican citizen. Following a canine and non-intrusive imaging system examination, CBP officers discovered a total of 64.48 pounds of alleged cocaine and 17.19 pounds of alleged methamphetamine concealed within the bus.
The methamphetamine and cocaine have a combined street value of $841,167.
CBP officers seized the narcotics and the bus. 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.