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NewsTrucking

Nearly $3M in drugs seized in carpet shipment, beer bottles

Agents find marijuana stashed in rolls of carpets, liquid meth in beer bottles

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Laredo Port of Entry seized narcotics valued at more than $2.8 million in two recent unrelated cases at the World Trade and Colombia-Solidarity bridges in Texas.

The first case occurred last Tuesday when officers at the World Trade Bridge found 7,704 pounds of marijuana in a tractor-trailer hauling a shipment of rolls of carpet from Mexico. The narcotics have an estimated street value of $1.41 million.

The second seizure occurred Wednesday, when officers at the Colombia-Solidarity Bridge checked a Chevrolet Astro van arriving from Mexico. CBP discovered 23 beer bottles containing 73 pounds of alleged liquid methamphetamine hidden inside the van. The narcotics have an estimated street value of $1.5 million.

The cases were turned over to Homeland Security Investigations.

CBP discovered 23 beer bottles containing 73 pounds of alleged liquid methamphetamine in a van arriving from Mexico. (Photo: CBP)

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Noi Mahoney

Noi Mahoney is a Texas-based journalist who covers Mexico cross-border trucking, logistics and trade for FreightWaves. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in English in 1999. Mahoney has more than 20 years experience as journalist, working for newspapers in Florida, Maryland and Texas. Contact nmahoney@freightwaves.com

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