On February 6, US Customs and Border Protection agents made a significant seizure of methamphetamine at the World Trade Bridge in Laredo, Texas. This was no small feat as officers searched the 2004 Freightliner and discovered 1,033.96 pounds of alleged methamphetamine. The street value of the seized drugs is estimated at over $9 million.
Port Director Albert Flores of the Laredo Port of Entry emphasized the importance of this seizure, stating that officers in the cargo area were able to intercept and seize millions of dollars worth of a highly addictive and dangerous drug. He also highlighted CBP’s commitment to their mission of border security while facilitating lawful trade and travel.
This seizure demonstrates CBP’s ongoing efforts to prevent illegal drugs from entering the country while allowing the smooth flow of legitimate trade and travel. The agency continues to prioritize safety and border security as it works to intercept and seize dangerous substances such as methamphetamine. It is clear that CBP agents are dedicated to keeping our borders safe from threats like these, no matter what they may be.