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$4.3 million worth of meth found hidden in truck’s shipment of waterproof sealant


U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently seized hundreds of pounds of methamphetamine from a tractor trailer entering the U.S. from Mexico.

The drug seizure took place on  March 25 at the Colombia-Solidarity Bridge in Laredo, Texas.

CBP officers encountered a tractor trailer manifesting a shipment of waterproof sealant arriving from Mexico.

The vehicle was referred for inspection by a canine unit and non-intrusive imaging systems.

Officers discovered 219.13 pounds of alleged methamphetamine hidden within the shipment.

The estimated street value of the seized drugs is $4,382,744.

CBP seized the methamphetamine.

CBP handed the case over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) special agents for additional investigation.

“Officers assigned to our cargo facilities utilize their enforcement expertise to target these high-risk commodities. It has led to the discovery of dangerous hard narcotics,” said Port Director Alberto Flores, Laredo Port of Entry. “Large-scale seizures, such as this one, exemplify our mission priorities in securing the border.”


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