CBP officers find 18 million dollars worth of meth during inspection

Published: May. 11, 2022 at 4:01 PM CDT
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LAREDO, TX. (KGNS) - U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers make a million-dollar meth bust at a Laredo port of entry.

The seizure happened on Saturday, May 6 at the World Trade Bridge when a CBP officer referred a 2013 tractor trailer to secondary inspection.

The 33-year-old driver from Mexico was hauling a shipment of stainless-steel scraps during the time of the inspection.

After a canine and non-intrusive imaging system examination, officers found a total of 413.98 pounds of alleged meth within the trailer.

The drugs had an estimated street value of $18,253,206.

CBP Officers seized the drugs and the case was turned over to Homeland Security.

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