Customs officers seize $8.3M worth of methamphetamine at border in Laredo

LAREDO, Texas — Customs officials in Texas seized more than 900 pounds of methamphetamine at the Colombia-Solidarity Bridge in Laredo, Texas, authorities said.

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In a news release, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said the narcotics seized had an estimated street value of more than $8.3 million.

On Monday, a customs officer referred a 34-year-old male Mexican citizen, who was driving a 2005 International tractor that was hauling an empty trailer, to a secondary inspection, the release stated.

After an examination by K-9 and a “non-intrusive” inspection, CBP officers discovered 913.5 pounds of methamphetamine hidden in buckets.

“Methamphetamine is a controlling and highly addictive chemical substance that gravely affects its consumers,” Alberto Flores, the port director for Laredo, said in a statement. “Officers at the Laredo Port of Entry utilize their enforcement strategies to target high-risk commodities and intercept these deadly narcotics at the border.”

Customs agents seized the tractor and trailer. The driver of the vehicle and a passenger were arrested, CBP said in its news release. Homeland Security Investigations special agents are in charge of the case.

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