U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized cocaine, fentanyl, heroin, and methamphetamine worth more than $8.4 million in separate incidents in Texas and California, authorities said.
The first case occurred Oct. 9 at the World Trade Bridge in Laredo, Texas, where officers found 30 packages containing 74 pounds of alleged cocaine hidden in a tractor-trailer from Mexico. The cocaine had an estimated street value of $786,450.
The second seizure also occurred on Oct. 9, when agents reportedly seized more than 3,100 pounds of methamphetamine, fentanyl powder, fentanyl pills and heroin at the Otay Mesa port of entry near San Diego.
The narcotics allegedly were found within a tractor-trailer shipment from Mexico manifested as medical supplies. The drugs had an estimated street value of $7.2 million. Officials at the Otay Mesa port of entry said it was the second-largest meth bust in the port’s history.
The third incident occurred Tuesday, when El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents seized 176 pounds of methamphetamine worth an estimated $395,550 from a tractor-trailer near Salton City, California.
CBP seized the narcotics and the vehicles. The cases were turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations.