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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