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Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Agents Seize Over $4.1M Worth of Meth

Release Date: 
September 5, 2018

FALFURRIAS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents stop a large methamphetamine smuggling attempt. Agents seized over $4Million in meth at the Falfuririas checkpoint.

Yesterday, agents assigned to the Falfurrias Checkpoint referred a Chevrolet Silverado to the secondary inspection after a Border Patrol K-9 alerted to the bed of the truck. During the inspection, agents discovered three 5-gallon buckets filled with liquid methamphetamine. Agents arrested the driver and two passengers.

The liquid methamphetamine weighed over 130 pounds, worth an estimated $4,153,600.00.

The case remains under investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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Last modified: 
September 5, 2018