Border inspectors in Laredo seize $6.7 million worth of meth

Border Report

Packages containing 333 pounds of
methamphetamine seized by CBP officers Wednesday, July 17 at
World Trade Bridge in Laredo, Texas. (Courtesy CBP)

EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) ⁠— A truck driver hauling a generator was also carrying $6.6 million worth of methamphetamine, Customs and Border Protection officials said.

Border officers, with the help of a drug-sniffing dog, found the drugs hidden in a stake bed truck crossing into the U.S. from Mexico on Wednesday at the World Trade International Bridge in Laredo, Texas.

During a secondary inspection, officers found 50 packages of meth weighing 333 pounds, CBP officials said.

“This was an excellent interception by our CBP officers and a great example of the layered enforcement implemented by CBP,” Laredo Port of Entry Director Albert Flores said in a news release. “The narcotics that were seized today are the kind that have been devastating the most vulnerable members of our communities.”

The meth had a street value of approximately $6,652,601. The case was turned over to special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Homeland Security Investigations.

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