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Border Patrol seizes more than 25 pounds of meth near Freer

Posted at 4:17 PM, Oct 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-19 17:17:40-04

Border Patrol Agents near Freer seized nearly $1 million worth of methamphetamine yesterday.

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, agents working at the Highway 59 checkpoint were conduction a routine immigration inspections, when a Border Patrol K-9 alerted to a white Chevrolet Aveo.

Further inspection of the vehicle revealed a false compartment in the car’s front bumper containing 45 bundles of methamphetamine weighing more than 25 pounds.

The driver, a Mexican national, and the drugs were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration. The car was seized by Border Patrol.