LAREDO, TX (CBP) – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Laredo Port of Entry this weekend seized more than two tons of marijuana hidden in a shipment of kitchen parts during a routine inspection at World Trade Bridge.
The seizure occurred on Friday, March 28, 2014 when CBP officers working at the World Trade Bridge referred a 1995 Volvo tractor hauling a manifested shipment of laminated range hoods for a secondary inspection.
During the examination, CBP officers discovered 2,000 packages containing a total of 4,138 pounds of alleged marijuana comingled with the commodity. The estimated street value for the marijuana is $3.3 million. CBP officers seized the narcotics and the tractor trailer.