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CBP: Over $3 million worth of narcotics seized during screening at border

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Posted at 3:06 PM, Apr 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-05 10:02:23-04

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.

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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.