Officials Seize Close To A Ton Of Drugs Discovered In Big Rig
Laredo, Texas – U.S. law enforcement officials recently seized more than 1,700 pounds of weed they discovered in a tractor-trailer attempting to smuggle the narcotics through the Laredo Port of Entry.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said on Sunday, April 28, at the World Trade Bridge, they intercepted 67 packages containing a total of 1,756 pounds of alleged marijuana.
The drugs were discovered in a 2017 Freightliner tractor hauling a shipment of Bentonite, according to CBP.
“Our frontline CBP officers maintained their vigilance while facilitating significant volumes of trade this weekend and intercepted a significant load of marijuana,” said Port Director Albert Flores, Laredo Port of Entry. “The seizure illustrates CBP’s continued commitment to focus on and carry out our border security mission.”
The narcotics have an estimated street value of $351,325.
CBP officers seized the narcotics and the case was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) special agents for further investigation.
(Image courtesy of CBP)