Agents Seize More Than 80 Pounds of Hard Narcotics
At approximately 6:30am, agents referred a Chevy Avalanche for additional inspection after a canine alerted to an odor it was trained to detect emitting from the vehicle. During a search and with the utilization of an x-ray vehicle, agents found nearly 38 pounds of methamphetamine hidden within the tailgate. The driver, a male United States citizen, was arrested for narcotics smuggling.
Nearly an hour later, agents referred a silver Hyundai sedan for additional inspection after a canine alert. During a search and again with the utilization of an x-ray vehicle, agents located more than 25 pounds of cocaine and 18 pounds of methamphetamine hidden within the vehicle panels. The driver, a male United States citizen, and the passenger, a Legally Admitted Permanent Resident, were both arrested.
The drugs, vehicles and the three individuals were arrested for narcotic smuggling and are in federal custody.