Customs officers seize $1.5M in cocaine at World Trade Bridge in Laredo

LAREDO, Texas — Customs officials seized narcotics at the Texas-Mexico border this week that had an estimated street value of more than $1.5 million, authorities said.

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According to a news release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, customs agents assigned to the World Trade Bridge in Laredo seized the drugs on Tuesday.

An officer referred a 2001 Freightliner tractor-trailer manifesting polypropylene film for secondary inspection, according to the Laredo Morning Times.

K-9 and X-ray inspections resulted in the discovery of 118.91 pounds of cocaine within the trailer, according to the newspaper.

The narcotics had an estimated street value of $1,587,777, the CBP said in its release.

“This is an excellent seizure by our officers working at the CBP cargo facilities,” Albert Flores, port director in Laredo, said in a statement. “It’s a perfect example of their unfailing vigilance in guarding our nation’s borders and protecting lawful trade and travel.”

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