CBP Seizes Hundreds of Pounds of Drugs at Ports of Entry

Street value of substances equals several million.

Customs and Border Protection officers have recently seized hundreds of pounds of smuggled drugs at ports of entry. Field operations officers discovered and seized 356 pounds of methamphetamine at the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge in Laredo, Texas. The street value of the haul is roughly $7.1 million.

CBP officers at El Paso’s Bridge of the Americas and Paso Del Norte also uncovered and seized 248 pounds of illegal substances, including fentanyl, cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine, from multiple traffickers over a two-week period. The individuals arrested were transferred to Homeland Security Investigations or local authorities for prosecution

“We have seen the devasting number of drug overdose deaths occurring in our nation. Every time a CBP officer stops a drug load it can potentially save the life of one of our fellow citizens,” said CBP El Paso Director of Field Operations Hector Mancha.

“Narcotic interdiction continues to be vital to the CBP border security mission,” said Port Director Alberto Flores, Laredo Port of Entry. “This enforcement action illustrates the excellent work undertaken by our Laredo CBP officers, and their tireless dedication that helps stem the flow of contraband entering the country.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For CBP officers as they work to prevent illegal substances from entering the nation.
  • For Immigration and Customs agents as they prosecute drug traffickers.
  • For Homeland Security Investigation officials as they work alongside border patrol to improve national security.

Sources: Customs and Border Protection


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