Nearly $690K worth of narcotics are seized by the Border Patrol in Texas

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More than $690,000 worth of hard drugs were intercepted by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents, the organisation reported on Friday.

On Wednesday, there was a seizure on the World Trade Bridge, which spans the Rio Grande between Laredo, Texas, and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico.

According to Alberto Flores, port director for CBP in Laredo, “attempts to smuggle contraband through business supply lines are rising.” Major narcotics interdictions at our cargo facilities have been made possible by our ongoing commitment to maintaining a strong border security operations posture.

32 bags containing alleged cocaine were discovered by CBP while examining a 2003 Freightliner tractor that was hauling a cargo of air conditioning supplies from Mexico.

According to CBP, the parcels allegedly included 89.68 pounds of cocaine with an estimated street value of $691,560.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations special agents are looking into the alleged cocaine and trailer seizure, according to CBP.

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