LAREDO, Texas — Border patrol agents seized more than $18 million worth of methamphetamine during two raids over the weekend in Texas, customs officials said.
According to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection news release, the first seizure occurred Friday at the World Trade Bridge in Laredo.
On Saturday at the Colombia Solidarity Bridge, agents referred a 2003 Ford F-250 truck for a secondary inspection, the CBP said in its release.
Officers discovered 139.24 pounds of meth hidden inside a shipment of auto equipment, according to the release.
The drugs from the second raid have an estimated street value of $2,784,850, the CBP said.
The total amount of narcotics seized has a street value of $18,051,264.
“The upsurge of methamphetamine trafficking has become a serious international health and security threat,” Acting Port Director Andrew Douglas, Laredo Port of Entry, said in a statement. “These seizures validate CBP’s commitment in securing our borders and protecting our communities from this persistent drug threat.”
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