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Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Checkpoint seizes $4.8M worth of Meth

Release Date: 
February 11, 2019

FALFURRIAS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents disrupted three separate methamphetamine smuggling attempts at the Falfurrias Checkpoint in the past few days.

On Thursday, checkpoint agents arrested a United States citizen after finding six bundles of methamphetamine concealed inside his vehicle. The drugs weighed more than 55 pounds and is worth an estimated $1.8M.

Similarly over the weekend, checkpoint agents stopped two separate methamphetamine smuggling attempts resulting in the seizure of nearly 100 pounds of meth, with an estimated value over $3M.

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Last modified: 
February 11, 2019