By: Special to the Laredo Sun
citizen from Tolleson, Arizona and referred the vehicle for a secondary inspection. At secondary, CBP officers conducted an intensive examination of the SUV and found 18 bundles containing 25 pounds of alleged heroin within the vehicle.
The heroin has an estimated street value of $900,000.
The second seizure also occurred at the same bridge and on the same day when CBP officers were processing arriving commercial bus passengers. CBP officers encountered a bus passenger, a 52-year-old Mexican citizen from Fort Worth, Texas.
The passenger presented her baggage which included assorted bottles of beverages for examination. A closer examination of the travelers’ baggage and the bottles of beverages resulted in the discovery of 21 pounds of alleged liquid methamphetamines.
The liquid methamphetamine has an approximate street value of $315,000.
CBP officers seized the heroin and liquid methamphetamine, the Honda CRV, and arrested both the driver of the SUV and the female bus passenger. The man and woman were turned over to Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents for further investigation.
“These two significant narcotics seizures are the second set of cases that CBP officers have intercepted in less than a week and serve to underscore the dedication of CBP officers to secure our borders,” said Sidney K. Aki, Port Director, Laredo Port of Entry.
“The fact that these two cases occurred in two totally separate areas within the same bridge solidifies the vigilance that is inherent in our CBP officers in carrying out the CBP mission.”
Edited by: C.R.