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More Than 2 and Half Tons of Marijuana Found In Shipment of Drywall

Bundles containing 5,164 pounds of marijuana
seized by CBP officers at World Trade Bridge / CBP

LAREDO, TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers noted the new year with a poignant seizure of narcotics in the load environment; some-more than two and a half tons of pot seized at World Trade Bridge.

“Amid complicated traffic as travelers start to return from the holiday break, the frontline officers at World Trade Bridge continued to say their joining and their stability led to the seizure of some-more than 5,000 pounds of marijuana,” pronounced Acting Port Director Albert Flores, Laredo Port of Entry. “This vast seizure illustrates the earnest of the drug hazard the officers face every day and their joining to limit security.”


The seizure occurred on Tuesday, Jan. 2, when a CBP officer referred a 2009 Freightliner tractor hauling a 1999 Stoughton trailer with a conveyance of drywall for a delegate examination. A non-intrusive imaging system, canine, and earthy review by CBP officers resulted in the find of 459 bundles containing 5,164 pounds of purported marijuana. The pot has an estimated street value of $1,032,635.

CBP officers seized the narcotics. The case was incited over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) special agents for serve investigation.

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