LAREDO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers seized hard narcotics in one enforcement action that totaled over $1,100,000 in street value.
“CBP’s overall mission is to protect American communities from cross-border crime that threatens public safety,” said Port Director Alberto Flores, Laredo Port of Entry. “Laredo cargo facilities have excelled in enhancing border security by preventing the flow of suspected narcotics from seeping into our communities.”
The enforcement action occurred on June 9, at the Colombia-Solidarity Bridge, after CBP officers encountered a Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) declaring an informal shipment of statues arriving from Mexico. The 2006 Nissan Pathfinder was referred for a canine and non-intrusive imaging system inspection, resulting in the discovery of 7.18 pounds of alleged cocaine, 22.79 pounds of alleged methamphetamine and 22.97 pounds of heroin within the commodity.
The narcotics have an estimated street value of $1,136,531
CBP seized the narcotics and the vehicle. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) special agents took the case.