$2 MILLION Shipment of Cocaine Seized From Big Rig Entering U.S. From Mexico
Laredo, TX – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seized $2 million worth of cocaine from a big rig on Wednesday at the World Trade Bridge.
According to CBP, a tractor-trailer was referred for secondary inspection after a K-9 alerted to the Wabash trailer.
A further K-9 and non-intrusive imaging system examination led to the discovery of 104 packages of alleged cocaine concealed within the trailer.
CBP reported the total weight of the narcotics shipment was 264 pounds.
Authorities estimated the street value to be $2,036,940.
“Our frontline CBP officers in the cargo environment effectively apply inspection experience and modern technology, which led directly to this significant narcotics interception,” said Acting Port Director Eugene Crawford, Laredo Port of Entry. “Seizures like this one underscore the reality of the drug threat and our commitment to the border security mission.”
CBP seized the narcotics and trailer and the case was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) special agents for further investigation.
No information was provided about the truck driver.
In Case You Missed It
Drug Enforcement Administration agents with the Dallas division recently made an historic narcotics seizure from a tractor-trailer hauling for a notorious Mexican cartel.
Read more about it HERE.