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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers intercepted a significant amount of hard narcotics with an estimated street value of more than $3.1 million in one enforcement action at the Gateway to the Americas International Bridge over the weekend.

“Our CBP officers’ knowledge of concealment methods and the technology they utilize on a daily basis played a key role in the discovery,” said Port Director Albert Flores, Laredo Port of Entry. “CBP officers display exemplary vigilance in keeping dangerous narcotics from entering our country.”

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The seizure occurred on Saturday, Mar. 29, at the Gateway to the Americas International Bridge when a CBP officer referred a 2002 GMC Yukon for a secondary examination. Upon a canine and non-intrusive imaging inspection, CBP officers discovered 27 packages containing a total of 155 pounds of alleged methamphetamine within the vehicle.

The narcotics have an estimated street value of $3,103,194.

CBP officers seized the narcotics and the vehicle. The case was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) special agents for further investigation.

For more information about CBP, please click on the attached link.

Author: Press Release

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