$2.8 million worth of methamphetamine was seized at the Texas-Mexico border late last week.
The drugs were discovered on Friday, January 15th inside of a tractor trailer attempting to enter the US from Mexico at the World Trade Bridge in Laredo, Texas.
According to Homeland Prep News, a semi truck hauling stone handcrafted goods from Mexico was under routine inspection when a K-9 officer alerted to the presence of contraband. The officers then implemented non-intrusive imaging systems and discovered 24 packages of methamphetamine.
The 24 packages weighed in at 140 pounds and have an estimated street value of $2,811,305.
Customs and Border Patrol Officers promptly seized the trailer and illegal drugs before turning the case over to U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HIS) special agents for further investigation. It is not clear if or where the truck driver is being held.
“Methamphetamine has an appalling impact on individuals, families, and our communities,” said Acting Port Director Eugene Crawford, Laredo Port of Entry. “CBP is dedicated to disrupting the flow of this deadly narcotic through sustained and target-driven enforcement operations.”