Mexican National Caught With 18.65 Pounds of Meth at Border Patrol CheckpointPress Release
EAGLE PASS, TX — U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass South Station seized 18.65 pounds of methamphetamine at the U.S. Highway 57 immigration checkpoint, Nov. 17. The Customs and Border Patrol said the street value was around $89,000. Border Patrol agents assigned to the immigration checkpoint, arrested a 50-year-old Mexican national with 18.65 pounds of methamphetamine with an estimated value of $89,040 hidden within his vehicle. The man and narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
“This seizure highlights the important role our checkpoints play in keeping dangerous drugs from being smuggled further in to the United States,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Raul L. Ortiz. “Our agents continue to work hard to ensure our communities are safe.”
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