SARITA, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents seized 41 pounds of methamphetamines. The narcotics were hidden in the door panels of a Mazda Tribute.
The seizure occurred June 21st, when agents from Kingsville Border Patrol Station assigned to the Sarita checkpoint encountered a female subject, U.S. citizen, driving a 2006 silver Mazda Tribute in the primary lane. After a K-9 alerted to the vehicle, the driver was sent to secondary for additional inspection. The search revealed 16 bundles of methamphetamines concealed in the vehicle’s door panels. The total weight of the narcotics was approximately 41 pounds with an estimated street value of more than $1.3 million. The driver, vehicle and narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
The Rio Grande Valley Sector is part of the South Texas Corridor, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations. To report suspicious activity, call the sector’s toll-free telephone number at 800-863-9382.
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 the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.