U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently seized hundreds of pounds of methamphetamine from a semi truck at a Texas border crossing.
The drug seizure occurred on Sunday, October 30, at the World Trade Bridge in Laredo, Texas.
According to CBP, a 24 year old male Mexican citizen driving a 2006 Freightliner tractor was referred for secondary inspection after entering the facility.
Using a canine unit and non-intrusive inspection system examination, officers discovered 655.65 pounds of alleged methamphetamine within the tractor.
The estimated street value of the seized drugs is $5,861,159.
CBP seized the narcotics, the tractor and the trailer. The truck driver was arrested.
The case was handed over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) for investigation.
“The dedicated employees of CBP continue to fulfill the agency’s border security role,” said Port Director Alberto Flores, Laredo Port of Entry. “Enforcement operations such as these protect the American people, safeguard our borders, and advance our national security priorities.”