LAREDO, TX – U.S. Customs and Border Protection has confirmed agents located nearly 165 pounds of methamphetamine hidden in a cookie shipment.
According to CPB, on September 25 officers processed a tractor-trailer containing cookies coming from Mexico.
The 2007 International tractor was referred for a canine and non-intrusive imaging system inspection. This led to the discovery of 105 packages containing 164.59 pounds of alleged meth.
The narcotics have an estimated street value of $3,291,908.
The narcotics and trailer were seized while the case was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) special agents for further investigation.
“CBP has seen a significant uptick in attempts to smuggle methamphetamine at ports of entry,” said Acting Port Director Andrew Douglas, Laredo Port of Entry. “CBP officers utilize inspections experience and couple that with advanced imaging technology to detect, interdict and seize illicit narcotics arriving at the port of entry.”