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NewsTrucking

Four seizures in South Texas nets $13M in drugs

Texas authorities find drugs hidden in shipments of carrots, marble and evaporator machines

United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently announced four drug seizures involving trucks crossing the Texas-Mexico border.

The first two cases occurred at Laredo’s World Trade Bridge, where CBP seized narcotics worth $6.4 million. 

On Nov. 23, Laredo CBP were checking a truck hauling evaporator machines from Mexico when they discovered 226 pounds of alleged methamphetamine. The narcotics have an estimated street value of $4.5 million.

The second case at the World Trade Bridge occurred Nov. 25, when CBP checked a tractor-trailer hauling a shipment of marble. Agents found 257-pounds of alleged cocaine, worth $1.9 million.

On Nov. 25, CBP at Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge discovered more than 250-pounds of alleged methamphetamine and heroin hidden in a tractor-trailer hauling a shipment of fresh carrots from Mexico. The drugs are valued at $3 million. 

On Nov. 26, agents at the Progreso Port of Entry intercepted more than 415-pounds of heroin and cocaine from an empty tractor-trailer arriving from Mexico. The narcotics are valued at $3.7 million.

CBP seized the narcotics and trucks. The cases were turned over to the Department of Homeland Security Investigations.

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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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