Two drug busts yield $3M in narcotics

LAREDO - In two separate incidents last week, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers confiscated more than $3 million in crystal meth.

The first incident occurred Feb. 28 at the Lincoln-Juarez International Bridge after officers stopped a 40-year-old female U.S. citizen and conducted routine non-intrusive and canine inspections of her truck. The search resulted in the discovery of 132 pounds of crystal meth reportedly worth a whopping $2,641,992 on the street.

The second incident occurred on March 1 at the Colombia Solidarity Bridge after CBP officers conducted the same routine inspection of a large vehicle being driven by a 45-year-old male Mexican citizen that was transporting avocados into the U.S.

Officers allegedly discovered 29 pounds of crystal meth in four packages worth a street value of $589,069.

The narcotics were seized and both individuals were taken into custody and are reportedly being investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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