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LAREDO, TEXAS– U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Laredo Port of Entry intercepted 4.36 kilograms (9 pounds) of alleged crystal methamphetamine in one enforcement action this past weekend.

 The seizure occurred on Friday, July 6, 2012 at the Gateway to the Americas Bridge (Bridge One) when a 20-year-old U.S. citizen from Conway, South Carolina attempted to enter the country from Mexico, as a pedestrian.

The primary officer referred the man for a secondary inspection that resulted in the two packages of alleged crystal methamphetamines found on the man. The alleged crystal meth weighed a total of nine pounds and has an estimated street value of $135,000.

CBP officers seized the alleged crystal methamphetamine and arrested the pedestrian. The man was then turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement – Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) special agents for further investigation.

“Although CBP officers were busy processing a spike in summer travelers due to Mexican schools now on vacations, our CBP officers maintained their keen alertness that resulted in the interception of this significant seizure,” said Jose R. Uribe, Acting CBP Port Director, Laredo.

“This seizure is a testament that our CBP officers are vigilant in all areas of passenger processing.”


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