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$2.5 million of heroin, marijuana confiscated at Laredo Port of Entry

Both busts made Wednesday

LAREDO, Texas – Border agents found more than $2.5 million worth of heroin and marijuana this week in two stops, one at the at the Lincoln-Juarez International Bridge and the other at the World Trade Bridge, officials said.

On Wednesday, an officer with U.S. Customs and Border Protection recommended that a 2010 Mercedes SUV receive a secondary exam, according to a news release.

A canine inspection at the Lincoln-Juarez International Bridge revealed 24 packages containing about 62 pounds of what appeared to be heroin.

The second bust also happened Wednesday, when an officer stopped an express consignment international courier service truck for a second look at the World Trade Bridge, officials said.

When a canine inspected this commercial shipment, investigators found two packages holding about 59 pounds of what appeared to be marijuana, officials said.

Both seizures combined carry an estimated street value of $2,518,067.

CBP officers seized the narcotics and the cases were turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations special agents for further investigation.


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