FALFURRIAS, Texas ― Border Patrol agents confiscated 112 pounds of liquid methamphetamine at the Falfurrias Border Patrol Checkpoint on Wednesday.
The meth seizure occurred when a white Ford pickup truck arrived at the primary inspection area of the Falfurrias Border Patrol Checkpoint on U.S. Highway 281 North. The driver was directed to the secondary inspection area after a K-9 alert. Upon further inspection, agents found the liquid meth in one of the vehicle’s gas tanks. The meth has a value of more than $3.5 million. A San Antonio Hazardous Material Team was summoned to safely extract the narcotics from the gas tank. The subject, narcotics, and vehicle were turned over to the Corpus Christi Office of Homeland Security Investigations.
“The safety of our Border Patrol agents on the frontlines is our number one priority,” said RGV Sector Chief Patrol Agent Kevin W. Oaks. “Agents are trained to deal with various situations, but also recognize incidents that require the assistance of specially trained personnel.”
The Rio Grande Valley Sector is part of the South Texas Campaign, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations. To report suspicious activity, call the sector’s toll-free telephone number at 800-863-9382.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.