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Border Patrol agents seize over 300 pounds of methamphetamine near Laredo border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

LAREDO – Over $6.6 million worth of alleged methamphetamine was intercepted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at the World Trade Bridge.

The seizure took place when a CBP officer referred a stake bed truck hauling a generator for a secondary examination on Wednesday, July 17, according to CBP.

A canine and non-intrusive imaging inspection were performed on the vehicle and a total of 50 packages were found within the vehicle.

The 50 packages reportedly contained a total of 333 pounds of alleged methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $6,652,601.

“This was an excellent interception by our CBP officers and a great example of the layered enforcement implemented by CBP,” said Port Director Albert Flores, Laredo Port of Entry. “The narcotics that were seized today are the kind that have been devasting the most vulnerable members of our communities.”

Once CBP seized the narcotics, the case investigation was transferred to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI).

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