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U.S. Border Patrol Agents Seize Nearly $300K in Meth at Sarita Checkpoint

Release Date: 
November 2, 2010

Kingsville, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents working at the Sarita Checkpoint on U.S. Highway 77 seized two bundles of methamphetamine Saturday.

Kingsville agents manning the Checkpoint near Sarita, Texas, arrested a man trying to smuggle Methamphetamine on a commercial bus.

Kingsville agents manning the Checkpoint near Sarita, Texas, arrested a man trying to smuggle Methamphetamine on a commercial bus.

The seizure occurred during an inspection of a commercial bus as it traveled through the Sarita Checkpoint. A K-9 team alerted to the luggage compartment of the bus and further inspection revealed close to 10 pounds of methamphetamine stitched inside the lining of a suitcase. Agents identified the owner, who claimed to be a Lawfully Admitted Permanent Resident. The man was placed under arrest.

The narcotics and the arrested individual were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for investigation.

To report suspicious activity, call the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector's toll-free telephone number at (800) 863-9382.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017