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Border Patrol stops crystal meth smuggling attempt

Posted: 3:26 PM, Sep 04, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-04 16:27:22-04

Border Patrol Agents near Laredo today disrupted a methamphetamine smuggling attempt.

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, agents at the Interstate 35 checkpoint referred a GMC Yukon to additional inspection after a Border Patrol K9 alerted to the vehicle.

Upon inspection, agents found two bundles of crystal methamphetamine, weighing more than five pounds, hidden inside of a speaker box in the rear of the truck.

Border Patrol says the drugs, worth an estimated $183,421, along with the vehicle’s driver and two passengers were turned over to local authorities for prosecution.