Narcotics Worth $1.2M Seized at Laredo Port of Entry

CBP officers discover over 60 lbs of drugs in vehicle.

Late last week, U.S. Customs and Border Protection intercepted a significant amount of hard narcotics at the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge at the Laredo Port of Entry in Texas. Field operations officers with canine support discovered a dozen packages of methamphetamine and 7 packages of heroin, weighing 56 pounds and 16 pounds repectively, during the secondary inspection of a vehicle entering from Mexico. The street value of the alleged smuggled substances is estimated to be $1,217,738.

“The drugs that were seized today pose a direct threat to our communities,” said Port Director Gregory Alvarez. “This was an excellent interception by our CBP officers and a great example of the layered enforcement implemented by CBP.” The case has been turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations special agents for further investigation.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For ICE and DHS agents as they seek to uncover those behind smuggling efforts.
  • For CBP officers as they work to protect the American public from illicit drugs and illegal substances.

Sources:, Conservative Daily News


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