“Attempts to smuggle contraband through commercial supply chains are increasing,” said Port Director Alberto Flores, Laredo Port of Entry. “Our continued dedication to maintaining a robust border security operations posture has led us to major narcotic interdictions at our cargo facilities.”
The tractor and trailer were referred for a canine and nonintrusive inspection system examination, during which the narcotics were discovered, according to the release.
The narcotics have an estimated street value of $691,560, CBP said, adding officers seized the narcotics and the trailer.
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations special agents are investigating the seizure, officials said.