U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) got a not-so-sweet surprise during a commercial vehicle inspection at a Texas checkpoint.
The drug seizure happened on September 25 at the World Trade Bridge at the Laredo Port of Entry in Texas.
A truck passing through the facility from Mexico was hauling a load of cookies, according to the vehicle’s manifest.
However, when the truck was referred for an inspection using the facility’s non-intrusive imaging system and a canine unit, officers discovered 105 packages containing 164.59 pounds of alleged methamphetamine within the trailer.
The estimated street value of the seized drugs is $3,291,908.
CBP seized the alleged methamphetamine and trailer.
The case was handed over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations for further investigation.
“CBP has seen a significant uptick in attempts to smuggle methamphetamine at ports of entry,” said Acting Port Director Andrew Douglas, Laredo Port of Entry. “CBP officers utilize inspections experience and couple that with advanced imaging technology to detect, interdict and seize illicit narcotics arriving at the port of entry.”
Sometimes, that’s just how the 🍪 crumbles.
On Friday, a CBP K9 sniffed out more than just dough in a commercial shipment manifested as cookies; @CBPSouthTexas officers discovered 164.59lbs of meth worth an estimated $3.2M: https://t.co/w0lejqpCji pic.twitter.com/LOUP3uDrBg
— CBP (@CBP) September 29, 2020