S.A. woman, 28, accused of trying to smuggle meth on border
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers said Wednesday that they intercepted a significant amount of narcotics with an estimated street value of more than $296,000.
The seizure occurred Tuesday at Juarez-Lincoln Bridge when a CBP officer referred a 2012 Mitsubishi LGT driven by a 28-year-old female U.S. citizen. The San Antonio resident was directed to secondary examination.
Upon a canine and non-intrusive imaging inspection by CBP officers, a total of 14 packages containing 21 pounds of alleged methamphetamine was discovered. The narcotics have an estimated street value of $296,915.
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CBP officers seized the narcotics and the vehicle. The driver was arrested and the case was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations special agents for further investigation.
“This seizure was an excellent interception from our CBP officers,” said Port Director Albert Flores, Laredo Port of Entry. “Our officers remain alert and continue to protect our nation from drugs and people who pose a threat to our communities and our way of life.”