Officers in Laredo seize nearly $7.5M in drugs

Author: Associated Press
MGN Online

LAREDO, Texas (AP) – Three suspected smugglers have been detained and nearly $7.5 million in drugs seized in two busts at the South Texas border.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection didn’t immediately release names of the suspects arrested at the Gateway to the Americas Bridge in Laredo or details on charges. A message left Tuesday with the agency wasn’t immediately returned.

Officers on Saturday confiscated 151 pounds of liquid methamphetamine concealed in a pickup truck driven by a man from Orlando, Florida. Investigators put the street value of the meth at $4.8 million.

Authorities on Friday discovered more than two dozen packages of cocaine in a car carrying two females from Gatesville. Authorities estimate the cocaine is worth about $2.6 million. Gatesville is 30 miles southwest of Waco.

Officers also confiscated both vehicles.

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