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Border Patrol Intercepts More Than $1 Million In Narcotics

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Posted: Mar 14, 2020 4:00 PM
Border Patrol Intercepts More Than $1 Million In Narcotics

Source: AP Photo/Eric Gay

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers on Tuesday intercepted a large volume of methamphetamine worth more than $1 million. Officers intercepted the narcotics at the World Trade Bridge in Laredo, Texas.

Border Patrol agents stopped a 2012 Ford pickup that was hauling a shipment of suspended permanent magnets. Agents decided to do a secondary inspection utilizing canines and non-intrusive imaging. At that point, agents discovered 58 pounds of methamphetamine. 

“Our officers are dedicated to the safety and security of the United States, and this interception of a large amount of dangerous drugs is proof,” Laredo Port of Entry Director Gregory Alvarez said in a statement.

According to CBP, the shipment has an estimated street value of $1,159,619.