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One load hidden in cauliflower shipment

Laredo CBP Officers seize drugs worth over $53.2 mln at World Trade Bridge

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations officers seized narcotics in two enforcement actions this weekend, totaling over $53,200,000 in street value.

The first seizure occurred on Nov. 12, 2021, at the World Trade Bridge, after CBP officers encountered a 2013 Kenworth tractor manifesting a shipment of fresh cauliflower arriving from Mexico. The tractor and the trailer were referred for a canine and non-intrusive imaging system inspection, resulting in the discovery of 412 packages containing 2,611.15 pounds of alleged methamphetamine and 50 packages containing 113.31 pounds of alleged cocaine within the commodity. The narcotics combined had an estimated street value of $53,096,364.

The second seizure occurred later that evening, also at World Trade Bridge, after CBP officers encountered a Ford van manifesting a shipment of seat cushions arriving from Mexico.

The truck was referred for a canine and non-intrusive imaging system inspection, resulting in the discovery of 400 packages containing 1,013.68 pounds of alleged marijuana within the shipment. The narcotics had an estimated street value of $202,735.

 

Source: cbp.gov


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