U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said in press release that it confiscated more than a quarter of a million dollars worth of methamphetamine at a border checkpoint in Laredo, TX last week.
“U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers intercepted a smuggling attempt of alleged methamphetamine with an estimated street value of more than $277,000 while conducting enforcement operations,” the press release said.
The seizure occurred on the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge, where agents stopped a van for secondary inspection.
“Following a canine and non-intrusive imaging system inspection, CBP officers discovered a total of 80 packages containing 14 pounds of alleged methamphetamine concealed within the vehicle,” according to the press release.
CPB said that it seized the drugs and the vehicle, and turned the case over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for further processing.
The Rio Grande Valley is known for illegal border crossings, where some of the most vile criminals enter the United States illegally, and where brutal cartel members run the show on the Mexican side of the open border.
Only two weeks ago, $18 million worth of methamphetamine was seized there. There have been at least three instances this year alone where CBP has encountered and arrested MS-13 gang members and previously deported child sex predators attempting to cross into the United States in the Rio Grande Valley.
MS-13 is one of the most brutal gangs on earth.
CBP has also busted at least two human “stash houses” in 2020, where human smugglers were hiding their victims on the American side of the border.
However, Fisher Industries, a North Dakotan construction company, secured a contract from non-profit crowdfunding operation We Build The Wall, and is finishing 3.5 miles of border wall in one of the most highly-trafficked areas of the Rio Grande Valley in Mission, TX.
Both the company and the non-profit have plans to work together in establishing several more future job sites, where they will continue to secure the border.
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