Laredo, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at the Laredo Port of Entry recently seized over $260,000 in heroin in one enforcement action.
“I commend our CBP officers for a job well done,” said Port Director Albert Flores, Laredo Port of Entry. “Our CBP officers’ experience, hard work, perseverance and utilization of the canine and non-intrusive imaging system resulted in the interception of these hard narcotics.”
The seizure occurred on Wednesday, August 22 at the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge when a CBP officer referred a 1994 Buick Sedan driven by a 31-year-old male United States citizen from San Antonio, Texas for a secondary inspection. CBP officers utilizing a non-intrusive imaging system along with the help of a canine team discovered narcotics hidden within the vehicle. CBP officers discovered five packages containing a total of 10 pounds of alleged heroin. The narcotics have an estimated street value of $260,400.
CBP OFO seized the narcotics and the vehicle. The driver was arrested and the case was turned over to Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents for further investigation.