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.”