24.3 C
New York

Feds find ‘more than commodes’ hidden in truckload of toilets

Published:

Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) ‘encountered a shipment of toilets that consisted of more than commodes’ during a recent commercial border crossing attempt in Texas.

The drug bust occurred on October 2 at the World Trade Bridge in Laredo, Texas, according to a CBP news release.

A semi truck hauling a load of toilets was attempting to cross into the U.S. from Mexico when it was stopped for an inspection using a canine unit and a non-intrusive imaging system.

Officers discovered 1,017 packages containing 13,744 pounds of alleged marijuana hidden within the shipment of toilets.

The estimated street value of the marijuana is $2,748,404.

The drug were seized by CBP and the case was handed over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations for further investigation.

“As our frontline CBP officers at World Trade Bridge seek to facilitate lawful commerce in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, they maintain a robust enforcement posture and that vigilance and attention to detail resulted in the seizure of more than six and a half tons of marijuana hidden within the commodity,” said Acting Port Director Andrew Douglas, Laredo Port of Entry.

JOIN OUR NEWSLETTER

Get the hottest daily trucking news

This Week in Trucking

Videos