U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents at the Laredo Port of Entry seized a load of heroin valued at $1 million Tuesday. The 19 year old Mexican national was attempting to cross into the United States before he was stopped at the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge. According to a press release, CBP discovered 27 packages totaling 48 pounds of alleged heroin from the man’s 2006 Ford pickup. This seizer had an estimated street value of $1,109,000, according to CBP.
“I congratulate our frontline officers for their firm commitment to carry out the CBP mission and protect the public from illegal narcotics,” said Laredo Port of Entry Director Albert Flores.
According to CBP, the driver is now in U.S. custody and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations will look into his case.
According to CBP data, 5,205 pounds of heroin was seized in FY18 and 2,708 pounds of heroin has been seized in FY19.