U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently seized millions of dollars worth of cocaine from a semi truck hauling furniture at a Texas border crossing.
The drug seizure took place on February 25 at the World Trade Bridge in Laredo, Texas, according to a CBP news release.
A CBP officer referred a 2010 Freightliner tractor trailer manifesting a commercial shipment of wooden sofas for secondary inspection.
Officers used non-intrusive imaging equipment and a canine unit to inspect the vehicle.
CBP officers found 145.54 pounds of alleged cocaine within the trailer.
The street value of the seized drugs is $1,943,364.
CBP seized the drugs.
Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) is investigating the case.
“Officers in the cargo environment interdicted and seized millions worth in alleged cocaine this weekend,” said Port Director Albert Flores, Laredo Port of Entry. “CBP remains committed to its border security mission while effectively facilitating lawful trade and travel.”
Funky Furniture Caper: @DFOLaredo @CBP officers seize $1.9M in cocaine at World Trade Bridge in #Laredo in truck hauling wooden sofas. @HSI_SanAntonio is investigating. Read more: https://t.co/C7wuVed94y pic.twitter.com/UrZZE3pXxV
— CBP South Texas (@CBPSouthTexas) February 27, 2023