A shocking 127 pounds of methamphetamine worth more than $2.5 million was seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers Saturday at the Juarez-Lincoln bridge in Laredo, TX.
Local affiliate Fox23 reported,
“The seizure occurred after a 2008 Volkswagen Touareg, driven by a 24-year old female U.S. citizen traveling from Mexico, was referred for a secondary inspection, according to a news release.”
In the statement USCBP wrote, “The enforcement action occurred on Saturday, March 6th, when a CBP officer referred a 2008 Volkswagen Touareg for a secondary inspection. The vehicle was driven by a 24-year-old female U.S. citizen traveling from Mexico. Following a canine and non-intrusive imaging system inspection, CBP officers discovered a total of 126.67 pounds of alleged methamphetamine within the vehicle.”
“CBP is responsible for facilitating the lawful flow of goods into the United States. This seizure illustrates the enforcement efforts that our officers perform in stopping illicit drugs and other contraband from entering our country,” said Acting Port Director Eugene Crawford, Laredo Port of Entry.
Not Just Texas, Another Shocking Seizure in Cincinnati
Meanwhile on the opposite side of the country in Cincinnati, Ohio over the course of six days February and March, “U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers stationed at the Port of Cincinnati seized four shipments containing cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana, and undeclared U.S. currency, each smuggled in a unique way.” according to another statement from CBP.
The CBP wrote that a Narcotics Dog “Bruno” alerted to a shipment of cookware in transit from Canada to Australia. the non-stick lining appeared unusual and upon inspection the pans held secret compartments in the bottom containing cocaine. This apparently is a bit of a habit for “Bruno” who is an extremely well traveled dog.
“NDD Bruno also alerted to a shipment of injectable equine medication imported from Mexico to Longview, Texas on February 25. When officers tested the substance inside the bottles of medicine, they found out it was liquid methamphetamine.
The next day, while inspecting a shipment of toys from Mexico, officers found $15,000 of undeclared U.S. currency secured behind an action figure. The shipment was destined to Houston, Texas.
Finally, on March 1, officers found both methamphetamine and marijuana packed inside air pumps and speakers in a shipment coming from Mexico and headed to Austin, Texas.”
As the doors of illegal immigration and smuggling are flung open by the willful negligence of the Biden-Harris regime, we can expect these criminals to employ more shocking methods and brazen exploits as time progresses.