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CBP captures more than $9.5 million in hard drugs coming over border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers captured more than $9.5 million in hard drugs coming over the border at the World Trade Bridge in Texas on Tuesday, officials said.

Officers discovered and seized the narcotics after one officer noticed a 2004 Freightliner hauling a utility refrigerated trailer attempting to enter the United States, according to a CBP release.

Documents listed the vehicle as transporting roses, but it was soon referred for a secondary inspection.

“Following a canine and non-intrusive inspection system examination, CBP officers discovered a total of 1,033.96 pounds of alleged methamphetamine within the commodity,” the release read.

The total street value of the narcotics is estimated to sit at about $9,507,568, CBP reported.

“Officers in the cargo environment interdicted and seized millions worth in alleged methamphetamine, an addictive synthetic stimulant that causes a significant number of deaths nationwide,” Port Director Albert Flores, Laredo Port of Entry, said.

“CBP remains committed to its border security mission while effectively facilitating lawful trade and travel.”

The methamphetamine was seized, and special agents with Homeland Security Investigations are looking into the incident.

-Washington Examiner


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