It seems like we are seeing a lot more drug busts at the Texas-Mexico border.  Here is the latest drug bust with a hiding space that I have never heard of.  A shipment of baby wipes at the US-Mexico border turned out to be something quite different: $11.8 million worth of cocaine.  The cocaine bust was a total of 1935 packages totaling 1,533 pounds. 

CBP Public Affairs
CBP Public Affairs

The seizure occurred on Friday, August 26, 2022, at the Colombia-Solidarity Bridge when a CBP officer referred a 2016 Stoughton trailer manifesting a shipment of baby wipes for a secondary inspection. Port Director Alberto Flores, Laredo Port of Entry. “This seizure is a prime example of border security management and how it helps prevent dangerous narcotics from reaching our communities.”


Back in July, there was another drug bust in a juice box shipment that was hidden in the tires of the trailer.   The seizure occurred on Thursday, July 7, 2022, at the World Trade Bridge when a CBP officer referred a 1997 Freightliner trailer hauling a shipment of “juice” for a secondary inspection. The truck was referred for a canine and non-intrusive inspection system examination, resulting in the discovery of 38 packages containing 87 pounds of alleged cocaine within the tires of the trailer. The narcotics had an estimated street value of $671,160.

Drugs hidden inside the tires are not that uncommon.  However, drugs have been found in some pretty unusual places. The border between Texas and Mexico is very important for drug cartels trying to smuggle their wares into the country. Cartels are trying to sneak in any drug that you can think of. From crystal meth and heroin to marijuana and counterfeit pills, there is no shortage of illicit substances coming up from south of the border and into the United States via Mexico and Texas. The further north the drugs make it in the United States the more money the cartel makes.  Check out some of the unusual attempts that have been made.


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