LAREDO – On Monday, Officers with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) announced the seizure of a large amount of methamphetamine at the World Trade Bridge on April 27.
According to CBP, the seizure happened when a 2002 Freightliner tractor hauling a flatbed trailer with a shipment of marble stone was directed to a secondary inspection where it was searched by a canine and non-intrusive imaging system.
When the search was complete, officers reportedly found 220.5 pounds of alleged methamphetamine, with an estimated street value of $3,086,440.
This was the second seizure that yielded a large amount of methamphetamine at World Trade Bridge in recent days, stated CBP.
“These back-to-back seizures of large quantities of methamphetamine graphically illustrate the reality of the narcotics threat our officers face on a daily basis,” said Port Director Albert Flores, Laredo Port of Entry. “By seizing large loads like these, our officers are impacting the ability of transnational criminal organizations to operate and keeping our streets safer.”
The narcotics and the trailer were seized by CBP officers while the case was turned over to special agents with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) for further investigation.
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