U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in South Texas seized more than 125 pounds of methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin in two separate incidents. The seizure prevented more than $2 million in illicit drugs from reaching the streets of American cities.
CBP officers assigned to the Colombia-Solidarity Bridge in Laredo, Texas, observed a 2007 Dodge Ram truck approaching for entry into the United States on October 6. Officers referred the driver, a 24-year-old U.S. citizen, to a secondary inspection station, according to information obtained from CBP officials in Texas.
Officers scanned the pickup truck with a non-intrusive imaging system and detected anomalies. A physical search of the truck led to the discovery of 29.14 pounds of cocaine. Officials estimate the value of the cocaine to be $224,740. Officers seized the drugs and the pickup truck. They placed the driver under arrest.
The following day, officers assigned to the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge observed