LAREDO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers seized methamphetamine in one enforcement action that totaled over $4,000,000 in street value.
“Officers assigned to our cargo facilities utilize their enforcement expertise to target these high-risk commodities. It has led to the discovery of dangerous hard narcotics,” said Port Director Alberto Flores, Laredo Port of Entry. “Large-scale seizures, such as this one, exemplify our mission priorities in securing the border.”
The enforcement action occurred on March 25, at the Colombia-Solidarity Bridge, after CBP officers encountered a tractor manifesting a shipment of waterproof sealant arriving from Mexico. The 2018 Kenworth tractor and trailer were referred for a canine and non-intrusive imaging system inspection, resulting in the discovery of 219.13 pounds of alleged methamphetamine within the commodity.
The narcotics have an estimated street value of $4,382,744.
CBP seized the narcotics. The case was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) special agents for further investigation.