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Border Patrol Intercepts $1.4M worth of Methamphetamine in the RIo Grande Valley

Release Date: 
February 21, 2019

EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley continue to interdict narcotics at immigration checkpoints and between ports of entry.

On Wednesday afternoon, agents working at the Falfurrias Checkpoint referred a vehicle to the secondary inspection area after a Border Patrol K-9 alerted. During the inspection, agents located over 45 pounds of methamphetamine, worth an estimated $1.4M, inside the vehicle. Agents arrested the driver and turned the case over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Throughout the day, agents working in the Rio Grande Valley Sector seized over 740 pounds of marijuana worth nearly $600K.

The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and report suspicious activity at 800-863-9382

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Last modified: 
February 22, 2019