Hard Narcotics Encountered at a Checkpoint in the RGV
FALFURRIAS, Texas — U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a 21 year-old United States citizen after a failed methamphetamine smuggling attempt at the immigration checkpoint.
On Sunday afternoon, agents working at the Falfurrias immigration checkpoint referred a Ford Expedition to the secondary inspection area. Utilizing non-intrusive inspection technology available at the checkpoint, agents discovered more than 75 pounds of methamphetamine hidden inside. The drugs have an estimated street value of over $2.5 million.
Border Patrol arrested the driver and turned the case over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and report suspicious activity at 800-863-9382.
Even with the spread of the COVID-19 virus, human smugglers continue to try these brazen attempts with zero regard for the lives they endanger nor to the health of the citizens of our great nation. The U.S. Border Patrol agents of the Rio Grande Valley Sector will continue to safeguard the nation and community against these criminal elements.
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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.