Buckets with 94 kilograms of methamphetamine seized by CBP officers at Laredo Port of Entry.
(U. S. Customs and Border Protection)
Officials seized nearly $1.3 million worth of meth at the U.S.-mexico Border in Texas, on Thursday, marking the second time this week that the agents has a major drugs smuggling attempt.
Agents with Customs and Border Protection and the Office of Field Operations, were tipped for a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado an effort to get the U.S. through the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge.
According to border officials, a dog search of the vehicle revealed that the 27-year-old female driver and her 28-year-old passenger tried to smuggle in 94 pounds of alleged methamphetamine, with an estimated street value of $1,322,848.
“Our CBP officers’ hard work, perseverance, and the use of dogs and our non-intrusive imaging systems resulted in the interception of this significant load of methamphetamine,” the Port Director Albert Flore of Laredo Port of Entry said in a statement.
Thursday’s bust comes just days after agents at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility seized a trailer with an estimated $7 million worth of narcotics.
“Our frontline CBP continues to maintain their vigilance and make use of their inspections skills and experience as a pre-Christmas traffic starts to rise,” Flore said.
The two women from Thursday’s incident was arrested and transferred to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations unit.