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CBP Officers Seize $1 Million Worth of Methamphetamine at Laredo Port of Entry

By R. Mitchell

LAREDO, Texas— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers seized methamphetamine in separate, unrelated incidents that totaled nearly $1 million in street value.

“The smuggling of illicit narcotics is a serious international health and security threat,” said Port Director Eugene Crawford, Laredo Port of Entry. “CBP will continue to intercept these dangerous drugs using every tool at our disposal.”

The first enforcement action occurred on March 8th, at the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge after a CBP officer encountered a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu making entry from Mexico. The vehicle was referred for a secondary inspection. Following a canine and non-intrusive imaging system inspection, CBP officers discovered a total of three packages containing 9.52 pounds of alleged methamphetamine within the vehicle. The narcotics had an estimated street value of $190,477.

The second seizure, also on March 8, occurred at the Colombia-Solidarity Bridge, when CBP officers assigned to the cargo facility encountered a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado hauling a shipment of polyurethane decorations arriving from Mexico. The truck and shipment were referred for a secondary inspection. Following a canine and non-intrusive imaging system examination, CBP officers discovered a total of 62 packages containing 40.38 pounds of alleged methamphetamine concealed within the shipment. The narcotics had an estimated street value of $807,677.

The narcotics have a combined street value of $998,154.

Methamphetamine Worth Nearly $1 Million
CBP seized the narcotics and one vehicle. The cases were turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs

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R. Mitchell

Rich Mitchell is the editor-in-chief at Conservative Daily News, a Conservative political commentator, and a contributor at The Main Street Examiner. His views are his own and may not reflect those of the Main Street Examiner, its staff, leadership or ... much of anyone else. Find him on twitter, facebook and

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