Laredo CBP finds methamphetamines valued at $3 million

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email
The content weighed in at exactly 96 pounds.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Laredo Port of Entry discovered 96 pounds of methamphetamines as a result of the inspection of a 2007 Ford F-150 truck.

The case resulted in the arrest of the driver and the estimated value for the seized alleged narcotics is listed at approximately $3 million.

The seizure occurred on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at the Lincoln Juarez Bridge when CBP officers encountered a 2007 Ford F-150 pickup truck being driven by a 47-year-old U.S. citizen from Pelham, Alabama. CBP officers referred the man to secondary for an intensive inspection. At secondary, CBP officers discovered a bulk container containing alleged methamphetamines within the truck. The bulk container and its contents of alleged crystal methamphetamines weighed in at approximately 96 pounds. The estimated street value for the alleged methamphetamines is listed at $3,072,000.00.

CBP officers seized the alleged narcotics and the Ford truck. CBP officers also arrested the driver and turned him over to Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents for further investigation.


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