On February 6, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers made a significant seizure of methamphetamine at the World Trade Bridge in Laredo, Texas. During a search of a 2004 Freightliner, the officers discovered 1,033.96 pounds of alleged methamphetamine. The value of the seized drugs is estimated to be over $9 million on the street.
Port Director Albert Flores of the Laredo Port of Entry highlighted the importance of this seizure, stating that CBP’s commitment to border security while facilitating lawful trade and travel is paramount. He emphasized that this seizure demonstrates the agency’s ongoing efforts to prevent illegal drugs from entering the country while allowing for legitimate trade and travel to continue smoothly.
According to Flores, CBP remains dedicated to intercepting and seizing dangerous substances like methamphetamine while ensuring public safety and maintaining security at the border. This seizure serves as a reminder that CBP continues to work tirelessly to protect American citizens from harmful substances and maintain a secure border for all legitimate activities.