Border Patrol siezes meth valued at $1.5M at Falfurrias checkpoint

Posted at 11:18 PM, May 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-07 00:18:56-04

Border Patrol agents at the Falfurrias checkpoint have stayed busy amidst the health crisis. The agency satys criminals continue to engage in illegal activity despite health warnings.

The Border Patrol at the Falfurrias checkpoint reported seizing more than 48 lbs. of liquid methamphetamine in a failed smuggling attempt at the Falfurrias checkpoint. The drugs seized are valued at $1.5 million.

On Tuesday, agents referred a Hyundai sedan for further investigation following a K-9 alert during the immigration inspection. During a search of the vehicle, agents discovered the liquid methamphetamine. The two occupants of the vehicle were arrested and turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Earlier in the day, Border Patrol working in Brownsville, Texas, observed several subjects carrying suspected narcotics near the Rio Grande. The agents seized three bundles of marijuana and arrested the four smugglers. The marijuana weighed more than 65 lbs. with value of $52K.

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