Truck Driver Arriving From Mexico Busted Hauling $4 MILLION Load of Drugs
Laredo, TX — A truck driver is under investigation after U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials discovered more than $4 million of drugs inside the rig.
According to CBP, the bust occurred on March 25, at the Colombia-Solidarity Bridge.
Officers encountered a tractor manifesting a shipment of waterproof sealant arriving from Mexico.
The 2018 Kenworth tractor and trailer were referred for a canine and non-intrusive imaging system inspection, resulting in the discovery of 219.13 pounds of alleged methamphetamine within the commodity, CBP said.
The narcotics have an estimated street value of $4,382,744.
“Officers assigned to our cargo facilities utilize their enforcement expertise to target these high-risk commodities. It has led to the discovery of dangerous hard narcotics,” said Port Director Alberto Flores, Laredo Port of Entry. “Large-scale seizures, such as this one, exemplify our mission priorities in securing the border.”
CBP seized the narcotics.
The case was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations special agents for further investigation.
The driver has not yet been identified as the investigation remains ongoing.