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LAREDO, Texas – Four recent drug seizures by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Laredo Port of Entry in Texas netted several varieties of hard narcotics with a combined street value of more than $1.4 million.

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The first interception occurred June 28 at the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge, where CPB officers discovered packages containing 7.8 pounds of suspected cocaine and roughly 2.5 pounds of suspected methamphetamine within the personal belongings of the driver of a 2007 Cadillac Escalade arriving from Mexico. The estimated street value of the seized narcotics totaled a little more than $110,000, according to a news release.

The second seizure occurred the same day at the World Trade Bridge, where CPB officers intercepted a daily express consignment truck arriving to the cargo facility from Mexico. Investigators discovered about 11 pounds of suspected meth with an estimated street value of slightly more than $222,000, the agency stated.

A separate seizure at the same location later in the evening involved a 2020 International tractor manifesting a shipment of plastic scrap arriving from Mexico. Investigators discovered nearly 20 pounds of suspected meth, nearly 33 pounds of suspected cocaine and nearly 23 pounds of suspected fentanyl concealed within the shipment. The estimated street value of the combined narcotics totaled more than $958,000, according to the news release.

The fourth interception occurred June 29 at the World Trade Bridge, where officers encountered a 2011 Freightliner. Investigators discovered slightly more than seven pounds of suspected meth inside the shipment, worth an estimated $141,000, the agency stated.

CPB officials seized the illegal narcotics in all four incidents and turned the cases over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations special agents for further investigation.