“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.
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.