In a major bust, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized over $9 million in methamphetamine at the World Trade Bridge in Laredo, Texas. The seizure took place on February 6 during a search of a 2004 Freightliner by a CBP officer who discovered 1,033.96 pounds of alleged methamphetamine.
The value of the seized methamphetamine on the street is estimated to be $9,507,568, making it one of the largest drug seizures in recent years. Port Director Albert Flores of the Laredo Port of Entry emphasized the importance of this action by law enforcement officials. He stated, “Officers in the cargo environment interdicted and seized millions worth in alleged methamphetamine, an addictive synthetic stimulant that causes significant numbers of deaths nationwide.”
This significant seizure underscores the ongoing efforts of CBP to intercept illegal drugs and prevent them from reaching their destination. It serves as a reminder of the dangers and impact of illegal narcotics on communities and the commitment of law enforcement to combat it. The CBP remains committed to its border security mission while effectively facilitating lawful trade and travel through its ports.