Texas Border Business
LAREDO, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers assigned to the Colombia-Solidarity Bridge seized methamphetamine that totaled over $1,100,000 in street value.
“This seizure is yet another example of how vigorous, forward-leaning border security operations halt illicit contraband from seeping through our borders and reaching our communities,” said Acting Port Director Javier Vasquez, Laredo Port of Entry.
The seizure occurred on Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Colombia-Solidarity Bridge, when a CBP officer referred a 47-year-old male Mexican citizen driving a 2010 BMW X5 for secondary inspection. Following a canine and non-intrusive inspection system examination, CBP officers discovered a total of 120 pounds of alleged methamphetamine within the vehicle.
The narcotics had a street value of $1,108,878.
CBP seized the narcotics and one vehicle. The driver was arrested. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents are investigating the seizure.