Border Patrol agents seize more than $1M of meth

Posted at 10:50 AM, Jun 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-19 11:50:32-04

Border Patrol agents in Falfurrias took more than 40 pounds of methamphetamine off the streets in two separate busts recently.

On Saturday, agents assigned to the Falfurrias Checkpoint referred a 2016 Mini Cooper for further inspection area after a Border Patrol K-9 alerted to the vehicle.

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials, an in-depth inspection uncovered 12 bundles of methamphetamine, weighing over 17 pounds and worth an estimated $580,000.

CBP says the driver and passenger, both Mexican nationals, were arrested.

On Monday, Falfurrias agents arrested a Mexican national as he attempted to smuggle 21 bundles of methamphetamine through the checkpoint. The methamphetamine weighed over 25 pounds and is worth an estimated $763K.

CBP says the individuals and methamphetamine were turned over to Homeland Security Investigations.