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More than $1M in cocaine, meth, heroin found inside statues smuggled into Texas

CBS DFW
CBS DFW
 15 days ago

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LAREDO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found $1,136,531 worth of cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine inside a shipment of statues at the Colombia-Solidarity Bridge.

Packages and a bucket containing $1.1 million in cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine seized by CBP officers at Colombia-Solidarity Bridge. U.S. Customs and Border Protection

The narcotics were seized on June 9 from an SUV whose driver declared the shipment from Mexico.

Officers referred the 2006 Nissan Pathfinder for a canine and non-intrusive imaging system inspection. That resulted in the discovery of 7.18 pounds of cocaine, 22.79 pounds of methamphetamine and 22.97 pounds of heroin.

"CBP's overall mission is to protect American communities from cross-border crime that threatens public safety," said Port Director Alberto Flores, Laredo Port of Entry. "Laredo cargo facilities have excelled in enhancing border security by preventing the flow of suspected narcotics from seeping into our communities."

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations special agents took the case.

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Curt Albert
14d ago

Have you guys seen Queen of the South? Likely a self tipped off batch as a courtesy to the FBI from the Cartel leads. If they truly wanted/needed it to get across they would pay for it like most shipments that make it through. Sometimes I thinks these shows may not be too far from the truth.

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Donna Whitley
15d ago

and there is the reason for most of the shootings. these people that are shooting are on these drugs so they have mental issues. b thinks open borders are good arethey, why?

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Patrick Martin
14d ago

And the vehicle right behind him came across with 60 kilos.

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