Border agents seized 515 pounds of
cocaine from a flatbed trailer crossing Laredo’s World Trade Bridge from
Mexico, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said Dec. 17.
The seizure occurred after an officer
asked the driver of a tractor-trailer to pass through a drive-through scanner.
The scanner picked up odd shapes, and a drug-sniffing dog alerted officers to
the scent of cocaine in the tires, The
Associated Press reported.
The cocaine has a street value of $8.2
million, officials said.
The cocaine, tractor and trailer were
seized. The driver was not arrested, and an investigation is continuing.