CBP officers seize over nine million dollars worth of narcotics

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LAREDO, Texas (KGNS) - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized a significant amount of alleged narcotics with a combined street value of over $9.7 million dollars during three separate incidents.

According to CBP officials the first incident happened on Friday September 8th at the Lincoln Juarez Bridge when a CBP officer referred a 2012 Chevrolet to secondary inspection.

The vehicle was driven by a 28-year-old man who was a Mexican citizen from El Mante Mexico.

When agents searched the vehicle they found a total of 10 packages hidden within the vehicle, allegedly containing a total of 26 pounds of cocaine. The narcotics had an estimated street value of $199,240.

The second seizure happened on Friday, September 8th at the Lincoln Juarez Bridge when a CBP officer referred a 1999 Ford Pickup driving by a 30-year-old man from Nuevo Leon Mexico for Secondary inspection.

Upon a canine and non-intrusive inspection of the truck, CBP officers found a total of 24 packages hidden within the vehicle allegedly containing a total of 127 pounds of crystal meth and 226 pounds of liquid meth. The narcotics had an estimated street value of $7,056,042.

The third seizure happened on Thursday, September seventh over at the Lincoln Juarez Bridge when a CBP officer referred a 2000 Ford Explorer to secondary inspection. The vehicle was driven by a woman, who was a U.S. citizen from Pearland Texas.

Upon a canine and non-intrusive inspection of the vehicle, CBP officers found a total of 124 pounds of alleged liquid meth. The meth had an estimated street value of $2,487,670.

Both Seizures combined have an estimated street value of $9,742,952.

CBP officers seized the vehicles and the narcotics and all the drivers were arrested and turned over to Homeland Security for further investigation.