$1 million worth of pot found on tractor-trailer at border crossing

Updated Mar 17, 2023
Packages of marijuana
U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Border patrol officers seized over $1 million worth of marijuana found on a tractor-trailer crossing the border from Mexico recently.

A statement from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection said officers assigned to the World Trade Bridge in Laredo, Texas seized the marijuana Thursday, March 9.

 A CBP officer referred a 2008 Freightliner tractor-trailer loaded with a shipment of uncoated paperboard for secondary inspection. Following a canine and non-intrusive inspection system examination, CBP officers discovered a total of 454 pounds of alleged marijuana. The narcotics had a street value of $1,015,992.

CBP seized the narcotics. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents are investigating the seizure. 

“Frontline officers at the World Trade Bridge demonstrated exceptional effort in effectively disrupting this drug smuggling attempt,” said Port Director Alberto Flores. “Their targeting strategies have helped reduce the flow of illicit drugs into the country.”