CBP Officers seize over $400K in crystal meth

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LAREDO, Texas (KGNS) - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized over $400,000 worth of crystal meth at a Laredo port of entry.

The seizure happened on Wednesday, July 12th at the Lincoln Juarez Bridge.

A CBP officer referred a Chevy HHR driven by a 22-year-old woman, traveling with a 19-year-old woman, both from the U.S.

Officers referred the vehicle to secondary inspection.

When officers searched the vehicle, they found 172 induvial packages allegedly containing a total of 20 pounds of crystal methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $405,646.

CBP officers seized the narcotics and the vehicle.

Both of the women were arrested in the case and turned over to Homeland Security for further investigation.