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.
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