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Blaine Border Patrol Agents Seize Nearly $1.4 Million in Drugs

Release Date: 
March 26, 2012

BLAINE, WASH.—On Sunday evening, March 25, United States Border Patrol agents stopped a vehicle on the mile marker 275 on ramp to I-5 in Blaine, Washington. The vehicle sped away when the agent approached the vehicle on foot. Agents found the vehicle abandoned a short time later in a nearby rest area off I-5.

 

Methamphetamines weighing 77 pounds plus tablets that tested positive for an opium alkaloid and extrapolated out to 61,395 tablets were seized by Blaine Border Patrol agents.

Methamphetamines weighing 77 pounds plus tablets that tested positive for an opium alkaloid and extrapolated out to 61,395 tablets were seized by Blaine Border Patrol agents.

Two large bags were recovered from the vehicle which contained packages of tablets and packages of a white powdery substance. The powdery substance weighed over 77 pounds and field tested positive for methamphetamines with an estimated value of $386,470. The tablets field tested positive for an opium alkaloid and extrapolated out to 61,395 tablets with an estimated value of $1,009,232.

The narcotics and vehicle were turned over to the Bellingham Office of the Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation.

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February 9, 2017