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LAREDO, Texas – Two recent seizures by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Laredo, Texas, thwarted smuggling attempts of hard narcotics worth more than $1 million.

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The first interdiction occurred Friday at the World Trade Bridge, when officers discovered 38 packages containing roughly 106 pounds of suspected cocaine within the trailer of a 1998 Freightliner tractor and trailer en route from Mexico and manifesting stone tile. The narcotics have an estimated street value of $821,440, the agency stated in a news release.

Three days later, officers intercepted four packages containing nearly 12 pounds of suspected methamphetamine concealed within a commercial bus, also en route from Mexico, at the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge. The narcotics had an estimated street value of $239,860, according to the agency.

Alberto Flores, director of the Laredo Port of Entry, stated that the seizures exemplify the agency’s ongoing commitment to fulfilling its border security role.

“Enforcement successes such as these two seizures help protect the American people, safeguard our borders and advance our national security priorities,” Flores said.

In addition to the drugs, CBP officers also seized the bus and trailer before turning the cases over to special agents with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations for further investigation.