FederalImmigration & BorderIssuesBorder Guards Report $7 Million Methamphetamine Seizure in Laredo

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has reported seizing 100,000 pounds of methamphetamine so far this Fiscal Year.
June 7, 2022
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Border guards in Laredo seized approximately $7.1 million worth of methamphetamine last week, according to a news release published by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

Agents stopped a 2006 Nissan Titan coming from Mexico, where they found 356 pounds of alleged methamphetamine after “a canine and non-intrusive inspection system examination,” according to CBP.

The seizure took place near the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge.

Port Director Alberto Flores of the Laredo Port of Entry commented on the seizure.

“Narcotic interdiction continues to be vital to the CBP border security mission,” he explained. “This enforcement action illustrates the excellent work undertaken by our Laredo CBP officers, and their tireless dedication that helps stem the flow of contraband entering the country.”

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CBP reported seizing 191,000 pounds of methamphetamine in Fiscal Year 2021 and 100,000 through April of this fiscal year. Statistics are not yet available for May.

Elsewhere near the Rio Grande, CBP agents arrested a 25-year-old woman from Brownsville on suspicion of smuggling over 13 pounds of cocaine into Texas. The arrest took place on Memorial Day.

The border patrol agency reported that arrest along with two other suspects, a 22-year-old woman and a 35-year-old man, who were taken into custody in separate occurrences on charges of smuggling 25 pounds of methamphetamine and 60 pounds of cocaine, respectively.

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Hayden Sparks

Hayden Sparks is a reporter for The Texan. He has coached high school competitive speech and debate and has also been involved in community theater and politics. A native Texan, Hayden served as a delegate at the Republican Party of Texas Convention in 2016. He is on track to receive a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Liberty University. In his free time, Hayden is known to take walks around the neighborhood while listening to random music on Spotify.