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Border Patrol agents intercept $8M in liquid meth near Texas border

May 20, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Border Patrol agents intercept $8M in liquid meth near Texas border

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U.S. Border Patrol agents working at a checkpoint in Falfurrias, Texas, found a 250-pound shipment of liquid meth, approximately 80 miles from the border of Mexico. The bust reflects a similar incident earlier this week where Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers discovered 200 pounds of liquid meth concealed in a fuel tank.

Border Patrol agents working in Brooks County, Texas, noticed a Ford F-250 driving toward the inland inspection area. After a signal from a K-9 agent, the agents ordered the driver, a U.S. citizen, to pull over for a secondary inspection. A search revealed over 250 pounds of liquid meth.

Authorities indicated that the drugs are worth over $8 million. The driver was detained, and the drugs and truck were seized. The driver will likely face drug smuggling charges, according to Breitbart Texas.

At the beginning of this week, CBP officials at the Hidalgo International Bridge recovered 189 pounds of liquid meth concealed in a secret chamber inside the fuel tank of a Chevy Silverado pickup, which was being driven by a U.S. citizen. An imaging scan exposed the hidden compartment inside the truck’s fuel tank.

Agents seized the drugs and the truck. The driver, a 20-year-old woman from Houston, was arrested and is facing drug smuggling charges. The drugs are worth an estimated $3.7 million.

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