Border patrol officers seized over $1 million price of marijuana discovered on a tractor-trailer crossing the border from Mexico lately.
An announcement from the U.S. Customs and Border Safety mentioned officers assigned to the World Commerce Bridge in Laredo, Texas seized the marijuana Thursday, March 9.
A CBP officer referred a 2008 Freightliner tractor-trailer loaded with a cargo of uncoated paperboard for secondary inspection. Following a canine and non-intrusive inspection system examination, CBP officers found a complete of 454 kilos of alleged marijuana. The narcotics had a avenue worth of $1,015,992.
CBP seized the narcotics. Homeland Safety Investigations (HSI) particular brokers are investigating the seizure.
“Frontline officers on the World Commerce Bridge demonstrated distinctive effort in successfully disrupting this drug smuggling try,” mentioned Port Director Alberto Flores. “Their concentrating on methods have helped cut back the circulation of illicit medicine into the nation.”