More than 900 pounds of methamphetamine were confiscated by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to border checkpoints in Laredo, Texas. Police officers found $18 million worth of drugs in a tractor trailer trying to enter the United States from Mexico.
CBP personnel assigned to Laredo’s World Trade Bridge on May 6 observed a 2013 international trailer loaded with stainless steel scrap for US entry check, according to information obtained from Laredo’s CBP officials. Police officers identified the driver as a 33-year-old male from Mexico. The police officer guided the driver to the secondary inspection area.
MAMMOTH METH HAUL of the cargo: #CBP officers #laredoof World Trade Bridge seized $18 million of methamphetamine from a commercial truck transporting stainless steel scrap. The driver was arrested. @HSI_San Antonio We are investigating. Read more: https://t.co/cOoo8DxTUd pic.twitter.com/itsv4hvY4W
— CBP South Texas (@CBPSouthTexas) May 11, 2022
During secondary testing, CBP K-9 warned that drugs could be present in the scrap metal stack. A non-intrusion inspection scan of the load revealed a container hidden in the load.
A physical examination of the trailer found 25 buckets containing 913 pounds of methamphetamine, officials said. The street value of the drug rod is estimated at approximately $18,253,206.
“The officers assigned to the CBP cargo facility ensure effective border security by preventing and responding to drug allegations,” Alberto Flores, director of the Port of Arrival and Port of Laredo, said in a written statement. “A large-scale seizure like this one is a great example of border security management and shows how we can help prevent illegal contraband from reaching our communities.”
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