Man caught with meth at Juarez-Lincoln bridge was promised 50,000 pesos

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Man caught with meth at Juarez-Lincoln bridge was promised 50,000 pesos César Rodriguez , LMTonline.com / Laredo Morning Times May 28, 2019 Comments 63 1of63 U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers said they seized these 24 pounds of meth from a man who was promised 50,000 Mexican pesos, or about $2,600, to smuggle the contraband. Homeland Security Investigations special agents took over the case. Photo: Courtesy 2of63 Click through this gallery to see notable drug busts at the Texas-Mexico border. Photo: LMTonline 3of63 Location: Laredo, Texas Date: June 14, 2017 Number of busts: 1 Seized: 19 pounds of crystal meth Estimated street value: $370,372 Found in: Bags of candy Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection 4of63 Location: El Paso, Texas Date: June 14, 2017 Number of busts: 1 Seized: 42 pounds of marijuana Estimated street value: $42,000 Found in: 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection 5of63 Location: Del Rio, Texas Date: June 9, 2017 Number of busts: 2 Seized: 60 pounds of crystal meth Estimated street value: $897,752 Found in: 1996 Mercury van/2011 Dodge Avenger Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection 6of63 Location: Hidalgo, Texas Date: June 6, 2017 Number of busts: 1 Seized: 26 pounds of cocaine Estimated street value: $390,000 Found in: “Coca-Cola” wrapping Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection 7of63 Location: Kingsville, Texas Date: June 1, 2017 Number of busts: 1 Seized: 44 pounds of cocaine Estimated street value: $1.4 million Found in: Commercial bus toilet Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection 8of63 Location: Brownsville, Texas Date: May 28, 2017 Number of busts: 1 Seized: 10 pounds of heroin, 58 pounds of marijuana Estimated street value: $281,534 Found in: 2006 Kia Optima Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection 9of63 Location: Laredo, Texas Date: May 27, 2017 Number of busts: 1 Seized: 11 pounds of cocaine Estimated street value: $81,090 Found in: 2010 Nissan Sentra Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection 10of63 Location: Pharr, Texas Date: May 27, 2017 Number of busts: 1 Seized: 655 pounds of marijuana Estimated street value: $130,953 Found in: 2000 Freightliner tractor trailer Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection 11of63 Location: Presidio, Texas Date: May 26, 2017 Number of busts: 1 Seized: 132 pounds of marijuana Estimated street value: $26,390 Found in: 2004 Nissan X-Terra Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection 12of63 Location: Brownsville, Texas Date: May 17, 2017 Number of busts: 1 Seized: 71 pounds of cocaine Estimated street value: $540,440 Found in: 2002 Ford E-350 XLT Super Duty van Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection 13of63 Location: Brownsville, Texas Date: May 16, 2017 Number of busts: 1 Seized: 1,700 pounds of marijuana Estimated street value: $1 million Vehicle found in: N/A Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection 14of63 (NOTE: This is an image of liquid meth from a bust in Austin to show what the drug looks like. It is not of the drugs found in the case described below.) Location: Falfurrias, Texas Date: May 16, 2017 Number of busts: 1 Seized: 250 pounds of liquid meth Estimated street value: $8 million Vehicle found in: Ford F-250 Photo: Austin Police Department 15of63 Location: Eagle Pass, Texas Date: May 14, 2017 Number of busts: 1 Seized: 146 pounds of marijuana Estimated street value: $29,241 Vehicle found in: 1997 Ford F-150 Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection 16of63 (NOTE: This is an image of liquid meth from a bust in Austin to show what the drug looks like. It is not of the drugs found in the case described below.) Location: Hidalgo, Texas Date: May 14, 2017Number of busts: 1 Seized: 189 pounds of liquid meth Estimated street value: $3.7 million Vehicle found in: 2008 Chevy Silverado Photo: Austin Police Department 17of63 Location: Del Rio, Texas Date: May 12-15, 2017 Number of busts: 4 Seized: 56 pounds of cocaine, 75 pounds of marijuana, eight pounds of heroin Estimated street value: $2.1 million Vehicle found in: N/A Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection 18of63 Location: Anzalduas, Texas Date: May 12, 2017 Number of busts: 1 Seized: 24 pounds of cocaine Estimated street value: $186,660 Vehicle found in: 2006 Volkswagen Jetta Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection 19of63 Location: Pharr, Texas Date: May 11, 2017 Number of busts: 1 Seized: 919 pounds of marijuana Estimated street value: $183,000 Vehicle found in: Commercial trailer Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection 20of63 Location: Brownsville, Texas Date: May 10, 2017 Number of busts: 1 Seized: 11 pounds of cocaine Estimated street value: $90,440 Vehicle found in: 2002 Saturn L100 Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection 21of63 Location: Pharr, Texas Date: May 9, 2017 Number of busts: 1 Seized: 41 pounds of cocaine Estimated street value: $313,140 Vehicle found in: 2008 Pontiac Torrent Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection 22of63 Location: Laredo, Texas Date: May 9, 2017 Number of busts: 3 Seized: 25 pounds of cocaine, 37 pounds of marijuana Estimated street value: $298,704 Vehicle found in: 2017 Volkswagen Golf, tractor trailer and 2000 Ford Expedition Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection 23of63 (NOTE: This is an image of crystal meth from a previous bust to show what the drug looks like. It is not of the drugs found in the case described below.) Location: Progreso, Texas Date: May 6, 2017 Number of busts: 1 Seized: 18 pounds of crystal meth Estimated street value: $191,425 Vehicle found in: 2006 Ford F-250 24of63 Location: Brownsville, Texas Date: May 6, 2017 Number of busts: 2 Seized: 25 pounds of cocaine Estimated street value: $194,140 Vehicle found in: 1998 Ford Expedition, 2010 Dodge Challenger Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection 25of63 Location: Brownsville, Texas Date: May 3, 2017 Number of busts: 1 Seized: 15 pounds of cocaine Estimated street value: $115,600 Vehicle found in: 2008 Dodge Avenger Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection 26of63 Location: Laredo, Texas Date: May 3, 2017 Number of busts: 2 Seized: 62 pounds of heroin, 59 pounds of marijuana Estimated street value: $2.5 million Vehicle found in: 2010 Mercedes SUV, courier service truck Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection 27of63 Location: Laredo, Texas Date: March 18, 2017 Number of busts: 1 Seized: 130 pounds of cocaine Estimated street value: $1,000,620 Vehicle found in: 1997 MCI Bus Photo: Courtesy / U.S. Customs and Border Protection 28of63 Location:Brownsville, Texas Date: March 18, 2017 Number of busts: 1 Seized: 24 pounds of cocaine Estimated street value: >$187,000 Vehicle found in: 1998 Ford Mustang Photo: Courtesy / U.S. Customs and Border Protection 29of63 Location: Laredo, Texas Date: March 13, 2017 Number of busts: 1 Seized: 34 pounds of crystal meth Estimated street value: $668,717 Vehicle found in: Bus Photo: Courtesy / U.S. Customs and Border Protection 30of63 Location: Laredo, Texas Date: March 13, 2017 Number of busts: 1 Seized: 10 pounds of cocaine Estimated street value: $74,800 Vehicle found in: 2008 Nissan Maxima Photo: Courtesy / U.S. Customs and Border Protection 31of63 Location: Eagle Pass, Texas Date: March 11,2017 Number of busts: 1 Seized: 5 pounds of cocaine Estimated street value: $40,307 Vehicle found in: 2006 Ford Fusion Photo: Courtesy / U.S. Customs and Border Protection 32of63 Location: Brownsville, Texas Date: March 10, 2017 Number of busts: 1 Seized: 10 pounds of cocaine Estimated street value: $78,200 Vehicle found in: 2006 Toyota Scion Photo: Courtesy / U.S. Customs and Border Protection 33of63 Location:Laredo, Texas Date: March 7, 2017 Number of busts: 1 Seized: 35 pounds of heroin Estimated street value: $800,000 Highlights: The seizure occurred on Tuesday, March 7, at the Lincoln-Juarez International Bridge when a CBP officer referred a 2012 Nissan Juke driven by a 41-year-old male Mexican citizen of Jalisco, Mexico for a secondary inspection. A non-intrusive imaging system and canine inspection of the vehicle by CBP officers resulted in the discovery of 13 packages of heroin.

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