EDINBURG, Texas – Border Patrol agents seize more than 48 lbs. of liquid methamphetamine in a failed smuggling attempt at the Falfurrias checkpoint. The agency’s press release said the drugs seized are valued at $1.5 million.
On Tuesday, agents assigned to the Falfurrias checkpoint referred a Hyundai sedan for further investigation. During a search of the vehicle, agents discovered the liquid methamphetamine; both occupants of the vehicle were arrested and turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Earlier in the day Border Patrol agents working in Brownsville 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 a value of $52,000, said the release.
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