CBP seizes over $900K in meth at Texas bridge

Packages containing 98 pounds of methamphetamine were seized by Customs and Border Protection officers at World Trade Bridge. Photo: Customs and Border Protection

By SDCN Editor

Laredo, TX–U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations officers assigned to the World Trade Bridge in Texas seized methamphetamine Monday that totaled over $900,000 in street value, federal authorities said. 

The seizure occurred at the World Trade Bridge in Laredo when a Customs and Border Protection officer referred a 2018 Kenworth tractor-trailer manifesting a commercial shipment of furniture for secondary inspection. Following a canine and non-intrusive inspection system examination, officers discovered a total of 98.01 pounds of alleged methamphetamine within the commodity. 

The narcotics had a street value of $901,293.

“Officers at the World Trade Bridge continue to excel in their targeting strategies, remaining vigilant and on the forefront of border security operations,” said Port Director Albert Flores, Laredo Port of Entry. 

Customs and Border Protection seized the narcotics. Homeland Security Investigations special agents are investigating the seizure.



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