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CBP Officers Seize $233L in Methamphetamine at World Trade Bridge

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations officers at Laredo Port of Entry’s World Trade Bridge this weekend seized more than $233,000 in methamphetamine in a single enforcement action.

“Our frontline officers continue to maintain their vigilance while examining express consignment goods and uncovered a significant methamphetamine load,” said Port Director Albert Flores, Laredo Port of Entry. “The use of non-intrusive inspection technology coupled with officer experience contributed to this seizure.”

The seizure occurred on May 24 at the World Trade Bridge when a CBP officer referred an express consignment truck hauling various boxes of commercial merchandise for secondary inspection. CBP officers conducted a secondary examination that included utilization of a non-intrusive inspection system and CBP canines. Upon further physical examination of an electric boiler, CBP officers discovered 22 packages containing a total of 26 pounds of alleged methamphetamine within the commodity. The narcotics had a street value of $233,342.

CBP seized the narcotics. Homeland Security Investigations special agents initiated a criminal investigation.

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