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.