LAREDO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers intercepted methamphetamine with an estimated street value of more than $1.9 million in one enforcement action over the weekend.
“Operational vigilance in border security led to this interdiction of methamphetamine, which helps disrupt the flow of illegal narcotics from reaching our communities,” said Acting Port Director Eugene Crawford, Laredo Port of Entry.READ MORE: Stimulus Check Update: Is A Fourth Relief Payment Coming?
On April 23, a customs officer at the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge referred the car for a secondary examination.
A 22-year-old U.S. citizen was driving the car making entry from Mexico. Following a canine and non-intrusive imaging system examination, officers discovered a total of 19 packages containing 98.5 pounds of alleged methamphetamine concealed within the car.READ MORE: Federal Judge Tosses Out NRA Bankruptcy Case
Agents seized the narcotics and the car and the driver was arrested.
The case was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations special agents for further investigation.MORE NEWS: Tarrant County DA Warns About ID Theft, Unemployment Benefits Scam