Photo: Drug stuffed toilets donated to Habitat for Humanity
U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced that 192 commercial toilets seized during a drug bust at Laredo Port of Entry would find a more appropriate home with Habitat for Humanity of Laredo-Webb County.
Eugenio Garza Jr., Director, Field Operations, Laredo Field Office, together with Carol Sherwood, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Laredo-Webb County, gathered at an event held at the port conference room at Lincoln-Juarez Bridge to announce the donation.
The seizure triggering the donation occurred on July 9, 2011 at World Trade Bridge. CBP officers referred a 1997 Freightliner tractor hauling a shipment of commercial toilets for a secondary examination. During the examination, CBP officers discovered 126 bundles containing 977 pounds of alleged marijuana commingled with the merchandise. The marijuana had an estimated street value of $977,000.
The 192 commercial toilets, carrying a domestic value of $7,079, were seized as well.