FALFURRIAS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector seized more than 37 pounds of crystal methamphetamine Wednesday at the Falfurrias Checkpoint on U.S. Highway 281 North.
The narcotics were found after a Border Patrol K-9 alerted to a Ford F-150 pickup during an immigration inspection. Upon further inspection agents found 15 bundles of methamphetamine wrapped in black tape inside an aftermarket compartment in the rear seat of the truck. The methamphetamine has an estimated value of more than $1.2 million.
The driver was arrested and turned over to Homeland Security Investigations along with the narcotics.
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.