U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the World Trade Bridge intercepted narcotics totaling over $500,000 in street value.
“Frontline officers at the World Trade Bridge demonstrated their commitment to the CBP mission by intercepting over a ton of marijuana,” said Port Director Gregory Alvarez, Laredo Port of Entry.
CBP officers assigned to the cargo facility encountered a tractor hauling an empty refrigerated trailer arriving from Mexico. A search resulted in the discovery of 226 packages containing more than 1550 pounds of alleged marijuana concealed within the trailer. The narcotics have an estimated street value of $310,584.
The second seizure occurred when officers encountered another empty reefer arriving from Mexico. The GMC tractor and refrigerated trailer were referred for a canine and non-intrusive imaging system inspection, resulting in the discovery of 123 packages containing more than 1160 pounds of alleged marijuana concealed within the trailer. The narcotics have an estimated street value of $232,276.
The narcotics have a combined estimated street value of $542,860