LAREDO, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operation Officers seized an estimated $3.1 million worth of "hard narcotics" at the Laredo (Texas) Port of Entry on April 1, according to a press release from the agency.
On Saturday, March 29, a CBP officer referred a 2002 GMC Yukon for secondary examination at the Gateway to Americas International Bridge.
A K-9 inspection and additional "non-instrusive imaging" inspection revealed 27 packages containing 155 pounds of methamphetamine in the vehicle.
According to CBP, the seized meth has an estimated street value of $3,103,194.
CBP officers seized the narcotics and vehicle, and the case was sent to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations.
The investigation into the attempted drug smuggling is ongoing.
At this time, suspect identities have not been released.