Laredo, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers intercepted a noteworthy narcotic seizure with an estimated street value of more than $327,000 in one enforcement action over the weekend.
“This significant seizure was possible because of the continued vigilance and alertness our CBP officers’ put forth on a daily basis,” said Port Director Albert Flores, Laredo Port of Entry.
The seizure occurred on Sunday, Sept.30, when a CBP officer referred a 2006 Mercedes Sport Utility Vehicle driven by a 21-year-old male United States citizen who resides in Austin, Texas for a secondary examination. Upon a canine and non-intrusive imaging inspection by CBP officers, a total of 19 packages containing 42 pounds of alleged cocaine was discovered. The narcotics have an estimated street value of $327,080.
CBP officers seized the narcotics and arrested the driver. The case was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) special agents for further investigation.