LAREDO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials intercepted methamphetamine with an estimated market value of over $ 1.9 million in a single execution over the weekend.
“Operational vigilance in border security has led to this methamphetamine ban, which is helping to prevent the flow of illicit narcotics from reaching our communities,” said Acting Port Manager Eugene Crawford of the Port of entrance to Laredo.
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On April 23, a customs officer at the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge returned the car for a secondary examination.
A 22-year-old US citizen was driving the car from Mexico. Upon examination of the non-intrusive canine imaging system, officers discovered a total of 19 packages containing 98.5 pounds of alleged methamphetamine concealed in the car.
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Officers seized the drugs and the car, and the driver was arrested.
The case has been turned over to the United States of America’s Homeland Security and Immigration Special Agents for further investigation.
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