1,200 Pounds of Meth Stashed in Buckets Seized From Big Rig Arriving From Mexico

Laredo, TX – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seized more than 1,200 pounds of methamphetamine from a big rig arriving from Mexico last week.

According to CBP, the enforcement action occurred on Wednesday, March 3, at the Laredo Port of Entry on the World Trade Bridge.




 

CBP officers assigned to the cargo facility encountered a tractor manifesting a shipment of acrylic paint arriving from Mexico.

The 2014 Kenworth tractor and shipment were referred for a K9 and non-intrusive imaging system inspection.

Agents discovered 28 containers filled with 1234.58 pounds of meth inside the buckets.

CBP estimated the street value of the narcotics to by a whopping $24,691,520.




 

No information about the truck driver was provided.

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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