CBP Officers at Laredo Port of Entry Seize $331K in Methamphetamine in Hominy and Jalapeños

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Fri. May 18th, 2018 - by Robert Schaulis

LAREDO, TX - This week, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Laredo Port of Entry apprehended three pedestrians in connection with the seizure of $331,000 worth of methamphetamine—hidden in containers of hominy and jalapeños.

Alberto Flores, Port Director, Laredo Port of Entry“Our frontline officers continue to maintain vigilance while conducting their inspections and the judicious application of experience and instinct resulted in the arrest of three pedestrians and the seizure of a significant load of hard narcotics hidden within canned produce,” said Port Director Alberto Flores, Laredo Port of Entry, in a CBP press release.

According to that press release, the seizure took place Tuesday, May 15, when CBP officers at the Gateway to the Americas Bridge selected three pedestrians—all U.S. citizens—for secondary inspection. CBP canine and non-intrusive imaging systems resulted in the discovery of 23.63 pounds of methamphetamine in cans of hominy and jalapeños in the travelers’ baggage.

Laredo Port of Entry, located in Laredo, TexasCBP seized the narcotics, arrested all three pedestrians, and referred the case for further investigation by Homeland Security Investigations special agents.

Where will nefarious types next ply produce to iniquitous ends? AndNowUKnow will continue to report.