On February 6, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) made a significant seizure of methamphetamine at the World Trade Bridge in Laredo, Texas. CBP officers conducted a search of a 2004 Freightliner and discovered 1,033.96 pounds of alleged methamphetamine. The value of the seized drugs is estimated to be over $9 million on the street.
Port Director Albert Flores of the Laredo Port of Entry emphasized the importance of the seizure, stating that the officers in the cargo environment were able to intercept and seize millions of dollars worth of a highly addictive and dangerous drug. He also highlighted CBP’s commitment to their border security mission while also facilitating lawful trade and travel.
This seizure demonstrates the ongoing efforts of CBP to prevent illegal drugs from entering the country while allowing for the smooth flow of legitimate trade and travel. The agency continues to prioritize the safety and security of the border while working to intercept and seize dangerous substances like methamphetamine.