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U.S.Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Laredo Port of Entry stopped 14 pounds of liquid crystal methamphetamines at the Lincoln Juarez Bridge from coming into the U.S.

LAREDO, TX.– This is the second case of narcotics like this found in two days.

The seizure occurred on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at the Lincoln-Juarez Bridge (Bridge Two) after CBP officers referred a commercial taxi with a 34-year old U.S. citizen from Arcadia, Florida for secondary inspection. At secondary, CBP officers conducted an intensive examination of the luggage in the taxi and discovered alleged liquid methamphetamine weighing 14 pounds, within bottles of personal hygiene.

The crystal methamphetamine is valued at approximately $210,000.

CBP officers seized the alleged liquid methamphetamine and arrested the taxi passenger. The female passenger was turned over to Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents for further investigation.

“The interception of yet another load of narcotics like this is a testament to the vigilance and observational skills that our CBP officers utilize in their daily interactions with travelers arriving in all modes of transportation,” Acting Port Director Adriana M. Arce said.

“Our CBP officers’ attention to all merchandise inspected is what led to the discovery of yet another attempt to disguise narcotics as daily personal hygiene products, as in this second case.”

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