Laredo CBP officers seize $1.1 million in methamphetamine and marijuana

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email

The seizure occurred on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 when CBP officers working at the Lincoln-Juarez Bridge encountered a 1995 Ford Econoline van driven by a 30-year-old Mexican citizen from San Nicolas de los Garza, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

During the examination, CBP officers discovered 13 bundles containing a total of nearly 33 pounds of alleged methamphetamine and 51 packages containing a total of 158 pounds of alleged marijuana hidden within the vehicle.

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Laredo Port of Entry this week seized a combination load of methamphetamine and marijuana valued at $1.1 million during a routine vehicle examination.

The seizure occurred on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 when CBP officers working at the Lincoln-Juarez Bridge encountered a 1995 Ford Econoline van driven by a 30-year-old Mexican citizen from San Nicolas de los Garza, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. CBP officers referred the driver and vehicle for a secondary examination. During the examination, CBP officers discovered 13 bundles containing a total of nearly 33 pounds of alleged methamphetamine and 51 packages containing a total of 158 pounds of alleged marijuana hidden within the vehicle. The combined estimated street value for the narcotics is $1.1 million.

CBP officers seized the narcotics, vehicle and turned the driver over to Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents for further investigation.


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