Nov 2, 2013
LAREDO, TEXAS –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Laredo Port of Entry seized yet another large quantity of alleged crystal methamphetamines when they intercepted 114 pounds of the alleged narcotic in one single enforcement action. The large quantity of methamphetamines is valued at over $3.6 million.
“CBP officers have been busy finding loads of methamphetamines and from the amount of this case, this interception outweighs the last large load and makes this load the largest yet for this month, said Jose R. Uribe, CBP Acting Port Director, Laredo. “This large seizure brings the total amount of methamphetamine seized at the port this month to more than 300 pounds. What better way to show the unified efforts that CBP officers contribute in drawing awareness to the month of October when all law enforcement agencies join in solidarity to show what each respective agency does in the war against drugs.”
The seizure occurred on Sunday, October 27, 2013 when CBP officers working at the Lincoln-Juarez Bridge encountered a 33-year-old Mexican citizen from Duluth, Georgia driving a 2009 Dodge Avenger SXT. The driver, the vehicle, and its occupants were referred to secondary inspection for an intensive exam. The secondary exam by CBP officers resulted in the discovery of two containers with 114 pounds of alleged crystal methamphetamines found within the Dodge Avenger. The estimated street value for the crystal methamphetamines is listed at $3,648,000.00.
CBP officers arrested the male driver, seized the alleged crystal methamphetamines and the Dodge Avenger. CBP officers turned the driver over to Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents for further investigation.