U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than $11 million in meth at the World Trade Bridge, authorities said.
The case unfolded Friday, when a vehicle arriving from Mexico was referred for K-9 and X-ray inspections. CBP officers then discovered 570.79 pounds of meth within the consignment.
CBP said the narcotics had an estimated street value of $11,415,859.
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"These drugs will not reach Main Street USA due to the efforts of the officers in our cargo facilities,” said Port Director Gregory Alvarez, Laredo Port of Entry. "Significant enforcement actions like this one illustrate CBP’s ongoing offensive against criminal networks and their organizations."
CBP officers seized the narcotics. Homeland Security Investigations took over the investigation.