$2.9M in methamphetamine, heroin, fentanyl seized in Laredo

CBP officers make bust at World Trade Bridge


LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the World Trade Bridge in Laredo seized a polydrug load of methamphetamine, heroin and fentanyl valued at $2.9 million, officials said.

The seizure happened Friday, when a CBP officer referred a 2011 International Harvester tractor hauling a shipment of metal oil filters for an inspection.  

Hidden within the conveyance, CBP officers discovered 49 bags containing 131 pounds of methamphetamine, 15 bundles containing 34.61 pounds of heroin, four bundles containing 9.4 pounds of fentanyl and three bundles containing 6.87 pounds of acetaminophen with trace amounts of fentanyl, a news release said. 

A 27-year-old Mexican national was arrested.

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