Over 25 pounds of alleged fentanyl seized at U.S. border


LAREDO – Officers with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) reportedly seized more than $728,000 of alleged fentanyl at Juarez-Lincoln Bridge last Thursday.

On April 18, a 2009 Ford F-150 pickup truck arrived at the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge and was referred to a secondary non-intrusive inspection using an imaging system and a canine, said CBP.

CBP added that officers discovered and seized 10 packages with 26 pounds of alleged fentanyl hidden within the vehicle.

“Our frontline CBP officers continued to remain vigilant amid heavy Semana Santa traffic and that dedication to the border security mission yielded a significant seizure of fentanyl,” said Port Director Albert Flores, Laredo Port of Entry.

For further investigation, the case was transferred to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement – Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI).

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