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Border Agents Seize $11 Million Worth Of Meth Entering Texas, Officials Say

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized more than $11 million worth of meth entering Texas, officials confirmed Tuesday.

During X-ray and K-9 inspections on July 3, officers intercepted the meth from a vehicle driving in Laredo on the World Trade Bridge, according to the Laredo Morning Times. The meth weighed 570.79 pounds and was worth an estimated $11,415,85.

“These drugs will not reach Main Street USA due to the efforts of the officers in our cargo facilities,” Port Director Gregory Alvarez said in a press release Tuesday. (Related: CBP Seizes Hundreds Of Pounds Of Drugs In Single Weekend)

“Significant enforcement actions like this one illustrate CBP’s ongoing offensive against criminal networks and their organizations,” Alvarez added.

Trucks are seen on a bridge intersection near the World Trade Bridge border, in Laredo, Texas U.S. June 3, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

Trucks are seen on a bridge intersection near the World Trade Bridge border, in Laredo, Texas U.S. June 3, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

The driver’s identity and possible suspects have not been disclosed, the press release reported. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations special agents are currently investigating the case.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection did not return immediately to the Daily Caller News Foundation for comment.

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