Border agents seize $1.7 million in meth, in the second largest drug bust this week

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.

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