LAREDO – The drug and humanitarian crisis at the border between the U.S. and Mexico continues to show no sign of slowing down.
In Texas, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) officers seized a freight truck from crossing the World Trade Bridge with a shipment that looked like marble.
According to the CBP press release, an officer referred the freightliner to a secondary examination. During this examination, they “conducted a canine and non-intrusive imaging system inspection.”
Upon imaging and drug dog inspections, they discovered almost 250 pounds of methamphetamine, which carries a street value of more than$3 million dollars.
Laredo port director Albert Flores commented on the seizure of this load and said, “our officers are impacting the ability of transnational criminal organizations to operate and keeping our streets safer.” The more that is controlled and stopped at the border is even less work that local and federal law enforcement officers have to do in order to keep our nation’s cities and towns safe.
Marissa Martinez is a political contributor for Accuracy in Media. She is the former political director to the Massachusetts governor’s re-election campaign, alumna of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and political consultant to national PACs. Follow her stories, @MarissaAlisa.