U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers maintained strict vigilance and recently seized more than $728,000 in fentanyl in a single enforcement action at the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge.
“Our frontline CBP officers continued to remain vigilant amid heavy Semana Santa traffic and that dedication to the border security mission yielded a significant seizure of fentanyl,” said Port Director Albert Flores, Laredo Port of Entry.
The seizure occurred on Thursday, April 18 at the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge when a CBP officer referred a 2009 Ford F-150 pickup truck for a secondary examination. Following a canine and non-intrusive imaging system inspection, CBP officers discovered 10 packages containing a total 26 pounds of alleged fentanyl hidden within the conveyance. The narcotics have an estimated street value of $728,000.
CBP officers seized the narcotics and the case was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) special agents for further investigation.