Jonathan Cartu States: CBP seizes $60M in meth at local international bridges

CBP seizes $60M in meth at local international bridges

Jonathan Cartu States: CBP seizes $60M in meth at local international bridges

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized about $60 million in narcotics in unrelated enforcement actions at two local international bridges.

The first case unravelled on Oct. 27 at the Colombia Solidarity International Bridge. CBP officers said they referred a 2006 Freightliner tractor hauling a trailer to K-9 and X-ray inspections.

This resulted in the discovery of the 618 packages containing 1,988.12 pounds of methamphetamine discovered within the trailer. The narcotics had an estimated street value of $39,762,165.

A second case occurred on Oct. 28 at the World Trade Bridge when CBP officers encountered a 1999 Freightliner tractor hauling a shipment of frozen vegetables. K-9 and X-ray inspections resulted in the seizure of 352 packages of meth within the trailer. The contraband weighed 1,049.84 pounds and had an estimated street value of $20,996,610.



“The trafficking and production of methamphetamine has increased substantially over the past year, causing drug traffickers to become more creative in their methods of smuggling their product into America,” said Acting Port Director Andrew Douglas, Laredo Port of Entry.


CBP officers seized the narcotics and trailers. Homeland Security Investigations special agents are further investigating the cases.


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