LAREDO, Texas — Over $2.4 million in methamphetamine and cocaine was seized at the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge in Laredo during two enforcement actions of the weekend, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
On Monday, November 18, 2019, CBP officers at the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge discovered and seized 45 packages concealed within a 2002 Ford Crown Victoria. Among the packages was 54 pounds of alleged cocaine and 23.90 pounds of alleged methamphetamine.
The driver of the Crown Victoria, a 34-year-old Mexican national and Dallas, Texas, resident, was arrested and turned over to Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents.
On Friday, November 15, 2019, CBP agents at the same international crossing discovered and seized 24 packages concealed within a 2012 GMC Sierra pickup truck. Those packages contained 133 pounds of alleged methamphetamine.
The driver, a 66-year-old Mexican citizen who resides in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, was arrested and turned over to HSI.
The combined estimated street value of the seized narcotics was approximately $2,440,912, according to CBP.
“These significant seizures illustrate the commitment our CBP officers have in keeping these dangerous narcotics off our streets while processing traffic in a timely manner,” stated Port Director Albert Flores, Laredo Port of Entry.