Laredo border officers seize close to $1.5 million in crystal meth

Border officers find meth in two incidents


LAREDO – A major border bust has taken more than $1 million in suspected drugs off the streets.

Border officers found two loads of suspected crystal methamphetamine in separate incidents at a Laredo bridge crossing Monday.

The Customs and Border Protection said officers found the contraband in utility trailers pulled by trucks at the Lincoln-Juarez bridge.

In one incident, they found 33 pounds of meth hidden in four packages, and 38 pounds in the other incident.

They said the seized substance has a street value of nearly $1.5 million.


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