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“Mexico is not sending us their best,” President Trump said.

And today he was right.

Officers on the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge seized over a dozen bags of methamphetamine, totaling more than 17 pounds and estimated to be worth roughly a quarter-million dollars, the agency reported Friday.

The packages were found after a canine alerted authorities to the possible presence of narcotics during a secondary inspection, a “non-intrusive imaging system” was used to determine the location of drugs on board.

The driver was arrested.

What follows is the report released by the CBP:

LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers this week seized a significant amount of alleged methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $233,000 in a single enforcement action.

“Our officers continue to maintain their vigilance amid the inclement weather and utilized their inspections experience, canines and technology to intercept a significant load of methamphetamine,” said Port Director Albert Flores, Laredo Port of Entry.   

CBP officers seizes nearly 17 pounds of meth at Juarez Lincoln Bridge
CBP officers seize nearly 17 pounds of
methamphetamine at Juarez-Lincoln Bridge.

The seizure occurred on Monday, Oct. 15 at the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge when a CBP officer referred a 2016 Dodge Attitude driven by a 37-year-old male Mexican citizen arriving from Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas for a secondary examination. Following a canine and non-intrusive imaging system inspection, CBP officers discovered a total of 13 packages containing nearly 17 pounds of alleged methamphetamine was discovered within the vehicle.  The narcotics have an estimated street value of $233,000.

CBP officers seized the narcotics and vehicle. The driver was arrested and the case was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) special agents for further investigation.

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