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U.S. Border Patrol Seize $1 million in meth at the Laredo point of entry

May 25, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
U.S. Border Patrol Seize $1 million in meth at the Laredo point of entry

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents stationed at the Laredo Port of Entry intercepted a massive shipment of crystal methamphetamine last weekend worth an estimated street value of over $1 million, officials announced.

The seizure occurred on Saturday at Lincoln-Juarez Bridge after a 2000 Ford Explorer driven by a 28-year-old male Mexican citizen from Monterrey; Nuevo Leon was referred to a secondary inspection station for a further examination.

A specialized drug-sniffing canine conducted the secondary inspection and alerted officers after detecting the presence of drugs in the vehicle.

Agents inspected the SUV further and discovered 68 pounds of crystal methamphetamine valued at $1,371,261, according to a CBP statement

Border officials seized the narcotics along with the vehicle and arrested the driver who was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) special agents for further investigation.

“Interdicting this hard narcotic is another prime example of the hard work and experience of our CBP officers,” said Alberto Flores, the Port Director for the Laredo Port of Entry.

“Once again this seizure demonstrates the dedication of our officers to CBP’s border security mission,” Flores added.

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