Laredo, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized a significant amount of crystal methamphetamine valued at $1.5 million during an enforcement action.
“This was an excellent interception from our CBP officers,” said Acting Port Director Alberto Flores, Laredo Port of Entry. “This seizure demonstrates how the officers’ determination, utilization of technology and canines led to the discovery of this hard narcotic.”
The incident occurred on Saturday, Nov. 21, when a CBP officer referred a 2000 Ford Explorer driven by a 21-year-old male Mexican citizen from Nuevo Leon, Mexico for a secondary examination. A canine and non-intrusive inspection resulted in the discovery of 77 pounds of crystal methamphetamine valued at $1,543,220 hidden in the vehicle.
CBP officers seized the narcotics and vehicle in the case. Both subject and case were then turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) special agents for further investigation.