U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) CBP officers at Laredo Port of Entry recently seized a noteworthy amount of hard narcotics worth more than $500,000 in two enforcement actions over the weekend. “These significant seizures illustrate the commitment our CBP officers have in keeping dangerous narcotics off our streets while processing traffic in a timely manner,” said Port Director Alberto Flores, Laredo Port of Entry. One seizure occurred on Friday, January 3, when a CBP officer at the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge referred a 2001 Ford Expedition, driven by a 27-year-old female United States citizen for a secondary inspection. A total of 11 packages containing 25 pounds of alleged cocaine were discovered by CBP officers upon completing a canine and non-intrusive imaging inspection. Another seizure also occurred on Friday, January 3, after a CBP officer at the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge referred a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado, driven by a 46-year-old male United States citizen for a secondary inspection. A total of 15 packages containing 40 pounds of alleged cocaine were discovered by CBP officers upon completing a canine and non-intrusive imaging inspection. The narcotics have an estimated street value of $505,240. CBP seized the narcotics and the vehicles. The two drivers were arrested and the cases were turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) special agents for further investigation.