$3 Million Of Meth Seized From Flatbed Load Bound For U.S.
Laredo, Texas – More than 200 pounds of alleged Methamphetamine was discovered on a flatbed semi-trailer load attempting to cross into the U.S. recently, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
In a release, CBP said on Saturday, April 27 at the World Trade Bridge, officers referred a 2002 Freightliner tractor hauling a flatbed trailer with a manifested shipment of marble stone for a secondary examination.
After conducting both a canine and non-intrusive imaging system inspection, CBP officers discovered a total of 220.5 pounds of alleged methamphetamine.
The narcotics have an estimated street value of $3,086,440.
CBP officers seized the narcotics and the trailer.
The case was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) special agents for further investigation.
This was the second drug seizure involving a tractor-trailer load during CBP’s recent weekend operation at the World Trade Bridge.
As reported by Transportation Nation Network, on Sunday, April 28, CBP intercepted 67 packages containing a total of 1,756 pounds of alleged marijuana.
The drugs were discovered in a 2017 Freightliner tractor hauling a shipment of Bentonite, according to CBP.
“By seizing large loads like these, our officers are impacting the ability of transnational criminal organizations to operate and keeping our streets safer,” said Port Director Albert Flores, Laredo Port of Entry.