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Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Intercepts Drug Trafficker with close to $300K worth of Meth at Falfurrias Checkpoint

Release Date: 
March 16, 2018

FALFURRIAS, Texas – On Wednesday, March 14,  agents assigned to the Falfurrias checkpoint were conducting immigration Border Patrol siezes meth at the checkpoint South of Falfurrias, Texasinspections when a Mercedes-Benz SUV, occupied by a Mexican national, approached the primary inspection lane. During inspection, the vehicle was referred to the secondary area after a Border Patrol K9 alerted.

Agents discovered eight bundles of methamphetamine weighing over 10 pounds with an estimated street value of nearly $330,000.00

The driver and narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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Last modified: 
March 16, 2018