Local officials were astonished when a sizable consignment of baby wipes turned out to be a front for narcotics smuggling. Sometimes what you see isn’t always what you get. Recent sources claim that the largest shipment of cocaine to be discovered at the U.S.-Mexico border in 20 years contained staggering $11.8 million worth of cocaine.
Nearly 2,000 bundles of baby wipes were intercepted inside a sizable shipment at the U.S.-Mexico border, notably the Laredo-Colombia Solidarity International Bridge… for reasons no one could have ever anticipated. According to a weekly review by @CBSNews, the U.S. The package of baby wipes included about $12 million worth of cocaine, according to Customs and Border Protection, making it the greatest drug bust in the last 20 years. According to border agents, the cocaine was discretely hidden and weighed a whopping 1,500 pounds.
Additionally, it was established that 1,935 packets seized inside the 2016 Stoughton trailer contained nearly as much cocaine as pounds during a “non-intrusive” inspection employing drug dogs. “Officers assigned to CBP cargo facilities ensure effective border security by stopping and stemming the flow of suspected narcotics into the nation,” said Port Director Alberto Flores in a statement about the drug seizure.
“This seizure is a perfect example of border security management and how it helps prevent harmful narcotics from entering our communities,” he stated. Currently, special agents have been hired by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations to conduct a thorough investigation in the drug bust.