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$4.3 million worth of meth seized from semi hauling rubber product


This week, officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seized millions of dollars worth of illegal drugs concealed in buckets within the shipment.

The drug bust occurred on Monday, July 18, 2022, at the World Trade Bridge, in Laredo, Texas.

A CBP officer referred a 2020 Freightliner tractor trailer hauling a shipment of water-based rubber for a secondary inspection.

Using a canine unit and non-intrusive inspection systems, officers discovered five buckets holding 216.09 pounds of alleged methamphetamine within the shipment.

The estimated street value of the drugs is $4,321,897, according to CBP.

CBP seized the drugs.

The case has been handed over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) for further investigation.

“This drug bust exemplifies our ongoing efforts to fight against mass production of hard narcotics and attempts to smuggle them through the southern border,” said Port Director Alberto Flores, Laredo Port of Entry.


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