LAREDO, Texas – Border Patrol agents assigned to the Border Patrol Checkpoint on U.S. Highway 59 seized nearly 38 pounds of methamphetamine with an estimated value of more than $1,421,200.
On October 8, 2018, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Border Patrol Checkpoint on U.S. Hwy. 59 encountered a white Chevy pickup truck at the primary inspection lane. As the driver was being questioned of their immigration status, a service canine alerted to the odor of narcotics and/or concealed humans, subsequently referring the driver to secondary for further inspection.
While at secondary, agents conducted a closer and thorough inspection of the truck, successively finding 15 bundles concealed within the seats of the truck. All bundles were removed from the vehicle and tested positive for methamphetamine. The narcotics, vehicle, and driver were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
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