President Trump should be very proud of the folks who work at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency.
For years, the border was wide open due to the weak policies of the Obama administration, but now that Trump is in the White House, the men and women responsible for protecting the borders from illegal aliens, terrorists, and drug smugglers are doing a remarkable job.
Empowered by the president’s promise to secure the border, the CBP has been cracking down on cartels trying to smuggle drugs into the United States.
For example, CBP announced on Wednesday that it busted an effort to smuggle in an amount of cocaine having a street value of more than $1 million.
The official release from the CBP is below:
LAREDO, TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a significant amount of alleged cocaine carrying an estimated street value of more than $1,000,000 in one enforcement action over the weekend.
“I congratulate our officers for their dedication which has prevented these dangerous narcotics from entering our country,” said Port Director Gregory Alvarez, Laredo Port of Entry. “This was an excellent interception by our CBP officers and a great example of the layered enforcement implemented by CBP.”
The seizure occurred on Sunday, July 23 at the Lincoln-Juarez International Bridge when a CBP officer referred a 1995 Viaggio commercial bus for further inspection. Upon a canine and non-intrusive inspection of the commercial bus by CBP officers, a total of 55 packages allegedly containing 147 pounds of cocaine was discovered. The contraband carries an estimated street value of $1,136,960.
CBP officers seized the narcotics and the case was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) special agents for further investigation.
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