Customs and Border Protection officers in Laredo have seized more than $4.2 million in illegal narcotics during the first three of weeks of October.
Four different seizures accounted for the $4.2 million haul, according to a CBP press release. Officers seized a total of 111 pounds of methamphetamines and 22 pounds of cocaine.
The most recent seizure occurred last Thursday, Oct. 16, when officers at the Gateway to the Americas Bridge discoverd 30 pounds of alleged meth inside a pickup truck being driven by a 31-year-old male Mexican citizen.
The second seizure occurred on Tuesday, Oct. 15, when officers found 42 pounds of alleged methamphetamines hidden within a car driven by a 42-year-old male Mexican citizen at the Lincoln-Juarez Bridge.
A third seizure was discovered on the same day when officers conducted an intensive inspection of a car being driven by a 23-year-old female Mexican citizen also at the Lincoln-Juarez Bridge. The inspection resulted in the discovery of 39 pounds of alleged crystal methamphetamines within the vehicle, the press release stated.
The last seizure occurred on Oct. 6 when CBP officers at the Gateway to the Americas Bridge found 22 pounds of cocaine hidden within a truck being driven by a 28-year-old female Mexican citizen from Edinburg, Texas. All four drivers were turned over to Homeland Security agents for further investigation.