LAREDO, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers seized 194 pounds of liquid methamphetamine, with an estimated street value of $2.7 million, from a pickup truck attempting to cross into the United States at the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge in Texas.
On Sunday, April 28, 2019, a 2002 Chevy 2500 pickup truck driven by a 63-year-old Mexican citizen from Monterry, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, attempted to cross into the United States at the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge. There, CBP officers referred the driver and vehicle for secondary inspection.
"Following a canine and non-intrusive imaging system inspection, CBP officers discovered a total of 194 pounds of alleged liquid methamphetamine," read a statement from the CBP. "The narcotics have an estimated street value of $2.7 million."
CBP officers seized the narcotics and vehicle and arrested the driver. The case was turned over tot eh U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations special agents for further investigation.
“Our frontline CBP officers maintain tight focus on our border security mission and this weekend’s significant methamphetamine seizure perfectly illustrates that commitment,” said Port Director Albert Flores, Laredo Port of Entry. “To be able to prevent this dangerous drug from making it to the streets and inflicting further harm along its path is a rewarding feeling and it motivates our officers to do what they do best.”