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A U.S. Customs and Border Protection canine inspects a commercial passenger bus at a Big Bend Sector Texas-Mexico border crossing. 📷 Chief Patrol Agent Matthew J. Hudak, United States Border Patrol Chief Patrol Agent for Big Bend Sector.

LAREDO, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers discovered over $2.5 million in methamphetamine in a commercial passenger bus entering the United States at a Mexico border crossing last week.

On May 15, 2020, CBP officers assigned to the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge at the Texas-Mexico border referred a 2014 Volvo commercial passenger bus for secondary inspection by canine and non-intrusive imaging. During the inspection, officers discovered 127.16 pounds of methamphetamine concealed within the conveyance.

The methamphetamine, which has an estimated street value of $2,546,226, was seized and a 44-year-old Mexican citizen was arrested in connection with the case.

“Seizures like this one are a prime example of the importance that CBP officers play in our overall national border security mission and protecting the public from illegal narcotics,” stated Port Director Gregory Alvarez, Laredo Port of Entry.

The case was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) special agents for further investigation.

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