CBP Seizes $233K in Meth at Laredo’s World Trade Bridge

LAREDO, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Laredo Port of Entry’s World Trade Bridge seized over $233,000 worth of methamphetamine in a significant enforcement action this past weekend.

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

The seizure occurred on May 24 when a CBP officer referred an express consignment truck carrying various boxes of commercial merchandise for secondary inspection. During the examination, which included the use of a non-intrusive inspection system and CBP canines, officers discovered 22 packages containing a total of 26 pounds of methamphetamine hidden inside an electric boiler. The narcotics have a street value of $233,342.

CBP officers seized the narcotics, and special agents from Homeland Security Investigations have launched a criminal investigation into the incident.–News Desk