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CBP finds $3M worth of meth in cookie shipment

More than $14 million worth of narcotics seized in South Texas since Sept. 21

A tractor-trailer hauling cookies from Mexico turned out to contain $3.3 million in methamphetamine, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

It was the latest in a string of busts at border crossings in South Texas last week totaling $14.36 million in narcotics.

The meth seizure occurred on Friday, when CBP officers at the World Trade Bridge cargo facility in Laredo found the alleged methamphetamine hidden inside a trailer from Mexico. The truck was carrying a shipment of cookies. 

CBP found $3.3 million worth of meth in a shipment of cookies. (Photo: CBP)

CBP seized the narcotics and trailer. The case was turned over to Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

On Thursday, CBP officers assigned to the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge found $960,000 worth of alleged cocaine hidden inside a tractor-trailer arriving from Mexico.

CBP seized the narcotics and the tractor-trailer. The driver was arrested and the case was turned over to HSI.

In four separate incidents at the World Trade Bridge on Sept. 21-22, officers found more than $10.1 million worth of marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine in shipments of foam chips, brake parts and car parts. Officers also found drugs hidden in an empty tractor-trailer.

CBP seized the narcotics and the cases were turned over to HSI.

“International trade continues to show extraordinary growth, causing illicit drug traffickers to become bold in their attempts to smuggle contraband through commercial supply chains,” said Andrew Douglas, director of the Laredo port of entry.

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Noi Mahoney is the Cross-Border Freight Market Reporter for FreightWaves.com. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in English in 1999. Mahoney has more than 20 years experience as a reporter and editor. He has worked for newspapers in Florida, Maryland and Texas.

2 Comments

  1. Here’s a virtual chin scratch for the CBP canine who sniffed out the drugs. Who’s a good boy? You are, CBP canine.

    The officer can have a chin scratch too if he needs one.

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