By: Special to The Laredo Sun
CBP officers referred the vehicle and driver to secondary for a closer inspection. That closer inspection resulted in CBP officers discovering 17 packages containing 24 pounds of alleged crystal methamphetamines concealed within the vehicle.
The estimated street value of the crystal methamphetamine is $360,000.
CBP officers seized the methamphetamines, the Ford Expedition, and arrested the female driver. CBP officers turned the woman over to Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents for further investigation.
“Our CBP officers’ vigilance and keen observation played a vital part in the detection of this load of narcotics. Everyday our CBP officers do their best to ensure the security of our nation’s borders in fulfillment of our CBP mission – stopping drugs like this from reaching our communities is an added success,” said Adriana M. Arce, Acting Port Director, Laredo Port of Entry.
Edited by C.R.