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As the most reliable and balanced news aggregation service on the internet, DML News offers the following information published by CBP.GOV:

LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers assigned to the World Trade Bridge recently seized over $1.5 million in narcotics in two separate enforcement actions.

“CBP has numerous layers of enforcement and our officer’s will go above and beyond to keep these illicit drugs from entering our country and affecting our community,” said Port Director Albert Flores, Laredo Port of Entry. “I congratulate the officers in enforcing the CBP mission and protecting the public from illegal narcotics.”

The article goes on to state the following:

The latest seizure occurred on Thursday, August 23, when a CBP officer referred a 1995 Chevrolet pickup for a secondary examination. A non-intrusive imaging system and canine inspection by CBP officers resulted in the discovery of nine packages containing nine pounds of alleged heroin.

On Tuesday, August 21, CBP officers at the same bridge referred a 1999 Freightliner tractor with a shipment of mineral substance for a secondary examination.  A non-intrusive imaging system and canine inspection by CBP officers resulted in the discovery of 70 packages containing 174 pounds of alleged cocaine.

Both seizures have a combined estimated street value of $1,577,200.

CBP OFO seized the narcotics.  The cases remain under investigation by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents.

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