Boxes containing 151 pounds of methamphetamine seized by CBP officers at Laredo Port of Entry.

Border Officers In Texas Seize $1.3M In Meth In ‘Stone Shipment’ On Monday, At One Entry Point

Boxes containing 151 pounds of methamphetamine seized by CBP officers at Laredo Port of Entry.
Boxes containing 151 pounds of methamphetamine seized by CBP officers at Laredo Port of Entry.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) personnel assigned to the Colombia-Solidarity Bridge confiscated methamphetamine in a commercial stone shipment worth more than $1.3 million.

“Our frontline officers continue to maintain strict vigilance in the cargo environment and that dedication resulted in the interception of a significant amount of methamphetamine,” said Port Director Albert Flores, Laredo Port of Entry. “These kinds of seizures reinforce the importance of our ongoing border security mission.”

The seizure took place on Monday, April 1, at the Colombia-Solidarity Bridge, when a CBP officer submitted a box truck carrying a shipment of stone products for secondary inspection.

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Following a non-intrusive inspection system assessment, CBP officials discovered seven containers containing 151 pounds of suspected methamphetamine concealed within the shipment.

The drugs had a total street value of $1,354,727.

The CBP seized the narcotics. Homeland Security Investigations special agents are looking into the seizure.

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