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CBP Officers Intercept Hard Narcotics Worth Over $3 Million At The World Trade Bridge

By R. Mitchell

LAREDO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at the World Trade Bridge seized methamphetamine with a street value of over $3 million that was found within a commercial trailer.

“International trade continues to show extraordinary growth, causing illicit drug traffickers to become bold in their attempts to smuggle contraband through commercial supply chains,” said Port Director Gregory Alvarez, Laredo Port of Entry.

Packages containing 164.81 pounds of methamphetamine seized by CBP officers at World Trade Bridge
Packages containing 164.81 pounds of
methamphetamine seized by CBP officers at World
Trade Bridge in Laredo, Texas.

The seizure occurred on Tuesday, July 14th at the World Trade Bridge when CBP officers assigned to the cargo facility encountered a tractor hauling a shipment of tile arriving from Mexico.  The 1999 Freightliner tractor and shipment was referred for a canine and non-intrusive imaging system inspection, resulting in the discovery of 70 packages containing 164.81 pounds of alleged methamphetamine within the commodity.

The narcotics have an estimated street value of $3,296,317.

CBP officers seized the trailer and narcotics. The case was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) special agents for further investigation.

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R. Mitchell

Rich Mitchell is the editor-in-chief at Conservative Daily News, a Conservative political commentator, and a contributor at The Main Street Examiner. His views are his own and may not reflect those of the Main Street Examiner, its staff, leadership or ... much of anyone else. Find him on twitter, facebook and

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