U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents recently seized millions of dollars worth of illegal drugs and arrested a truck driver at a port of entry in Laredo, Texas.
The drug seizure occurred on Monday, November 28, at the Colombia-Solidarity Bridge in Laredo.
Officers referred a 34 year old male Mexican citizen driving a 2005 International tractor hauling an empty trailer for secondary inspection.
Using a canine unit and non-intrusive inspection system examination, CBP found 913.50 pounds of alleged methamphetamine inside the tractor.
The estimated street value of the seized drugs is $8,399,905.
The truck driver and a passenger were arrested.
CBP seized the drugs, the tractor and trailer.
“Methamphetamine is a controlling and highly addictive chemical substance that gravely affects its consumers,” said Port Director Alberto Flores, Laredo Port of Entry. “Officers at the Laredo Port of Entry utilize their enforcement strategies to target high-risk commodities and intercept these deadly narcotics at the border.”
Massive Meth Takedown: @DFOLaredo @CBP officers seize $8.3M in methamphetamine hidden in a commercial tractor at Colombia-Solidarity Bridge in Laredo, Texas. Driver, passenger arrested. @HSI_SanAntonio is investigating. Read more: https://t.co/khd9LwWJdI pic.twitter.com/Lmci9qyjNk
— CBP South Texas (@CBPSouthTexas) November 30, 2022