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CBP agents seize almost $8M in drugs over two days in Laredo

July 30, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
CBP agents seize almost $8M in drugs over two days in Laredo

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This week, officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Border Patrol agents collaborated to seize close to $8 million in drugs at the Texas-Mexico Border in Laredo.

According to a CBP press release, agents found a large amount of cocaine, crystal meth, and heroin in two separate raids on July 22nd. Officials revealed that the estimated street value of the drugs is $1,183,612.

A 58-year-old Mexican male was driving his SUV from Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. The man was referred to an inspection station at the Lincoln-Juarez International Bridge. A canine, imaging (NII) system and physical inspection were used to discovered ten packages of cocaine. The drugs weighed 25 pounds and were worth approximately $196,180. A 27-year-old Mexican from the same city was found with 48 pounds of crystal meth and one pound of heroin in his Chevrolet Suburban.

The next day, a Border Patrol canine signaled to the presence of drugs in Dodge Durango at the border checkpoint in Laredo. Agents inspected the car and discovered 177.08 pounds of crystal meth. The drugs were contained in three metal cylinders and were worth $5,666,560.

Later that day, agents at the Laredo Port of Entry seized over $1 million in cocaine. The drugs were concealed in a commercial bus attempting to cross the Lincoln-Juarez International bridge. The 147 pounds of cocaine packed in 55 packages was worth $1,136,960.

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