U.S. customs seize 12.7 million dollars worth of heroin along southwest border

09:17, October 27, 2010      

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U.S. customs officials have seized 12.7 million U.S. dollars worth of heroin at a southern border crossing, the largest heroin confiscation in the past five years along the country's southwest border, U.S. media reported on Tuesday.

The drug, weighing 127 pounds, was discovered on Sunday at the Lincoln-Juarez Bridge, where officials found 100 packs of heroin hidden in the roof of a bus driven by a Texas resident, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) was quoted as saying.

The haul is the largest made at the Laredo Port of Entry and the largest heroin seizure by CBP officers along the southwest border in the last five years, said Alan Bersin, the agency's commissioner.

"This is a stunning accomplishment and illustrates the substantial drug threat our frontline officers face at ports of entry throughout the nation," said Bersin.

Source: Xinhua


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