CBP officers seize over $2 million in cocaine entering Laredo

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LAREDO, Texas (Nexstar) – South Texas border agents recently seized over $2 million worth of cocaine after performing a secondary inspection on a truck at the World Trade Bridge.

CBP reported officers inspected a 2011 Dodge stake bed and flagged it for a secondary examination. A news release from the agency indicated officers then inspected the vehicle with a canine and a non-intrusive imaging system, “resulting in the discovery of 100 packages containing 260.4 pounds of alleged cocaine” with an estimated street value of $2,008,040.

“I congratulate our officers for this significant seizure and for the outstanding job they do each day in keeping our borders safe,” Laredo Port of Entry Port Director Albert Flores said.

CBP seized the narcotics and vehicle, arresting the driver. The case was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) special agents for further investigation.

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