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Border Patrol agents in South Texas seize $2M in drugs in 24 Hours

June 14, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Border Patrol agents in South Texas seize $2M in drugs in 24 Hours

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Border Patrol agents working in the Laredo Sector intercepted over $2 million worth of drugs in 24 hours. The agents confiscated large amounts of meth and marijuana in two separate busts.

Agents working at the U.S. Highway 59 Checkpoint near Freer, Texas, noticed a sedan approaching for inspection on June 9th. The agents led the driver to a secondary inspection station where they discovered 35 bundles of meth concealed in the vehicle’s rocker panels.

Officials revealed that the meth shipment weighed over 44 pounds and was worth more than $1.4 million, according to Breitbart Texas.

The agents arrested the Mexican native and seized the drugs and car, all were turned over to the DEA for further investigation.

The next day, Border Patrol agents working at the Zapata Border Patrol Station saw a boat on Falcon Lake traveling from Mexico to the Texas border. While they were watching, several people began unpacking large bundles from the boat. The smugglers placed the bundles into a Chevy pickup that was parked near the shore.

Agents walked up the truck but the driver quickly bolted, leaving his truck and the drugs. While the agents were not able to locate the driver, they uncovered 37 bundles of marijuana weighing over 850 pounds and worth an estimated $682,720.

Authorities seized the drugs and the vehicle, which were turned over to the DEA.

β€œThe vigilance of the United States Border Patrol in disrupting the flow of narcotics attests to our commitment in keeping America and its communities safe,” Assistant Chief Patrol Agent Jose Martinez said in a statement.

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