Almost $30 MILLION of Meth Seized From Commercial Trucks at World Trade Bridge
Laredo, TX – Almost $30 million in methamphetamine was seized in two recent busts at the World Trade Bridge.
The first major narcotics interception occurred on Friday, August 14.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers inspected a tractor manifesting an industrial mixing machine arriving from Mexico.
The 2015 International tractor was referred for a canine and non-intrusive imaging system inspection, resulting in the discovery of 1211.13 pounds of alleged methamphetamine.
CBP estimates the narcotics have an street value of $24,222,381.
The second seizure occurred on Monday, August 17, when CBP officers examined a shipment of industrial machinery.
The shipment was inspected utilizing a canine, followed by a non-intrusive imaging system inspection, resulting in the discovery of 398.77 pounds of alleged methamphetamine hidden within the machine.
The narcotics have an estimated street value of $5,582,752.
The narcotics have a combined estimated street value of $29,805,133.
In each bust, CBP officers seized the drugs.
CBP did not provide details about the truck drivers involved.
The cases were turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) special agents for further investigation.