Authorities seize more than 0,000 worth of hard narcotics in Texas

Authorities seize more than $690,000 worth of hard narcotics in Texas

Border Patrol officers and officers from the Office of Field Operations (OFO) seized 32 packages containing nearly 90 pounds of suspected cocaine, CBP said in a news release Friday.

“Attempts to smuggle contraband through commercial supply chains are on the rise,” said Port Director Alberto Flores, Laredo Port of Entry. “Our continued dedication to maintaining a strong border security operations posture has led to significant narcotics interdictions at our cargo facilities.” CBP officers found a 2003 Freightliner truck that appeared to contain a shipment of air conditioning parts arriving from Mexico, according to the release. The tractor and trailer were referred for a non-intrusive inspection system and canine exam, during which the narcotics were discovered, according to the release.

The narcotics have an estimated street value of $691,560, CBP said, adding that officers seized the narcotics and the trailer.

Special agents with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations are investigating the seizure, authorities said.

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