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Border Patrol agents intercept over 2 million dollars worth of meth

U.S. Border Patrol agents prevented an attempt to smuggle 31.6 kilograms (69.67 pounds) methamphetamine with an approximate value of $2,227,200. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection/Released)

U.S. Border Patrol agents prevented an attempt to smuggle methamphetamine at the checkpoint located near Hebbronville, Texas.

The incident happened late on the evening of July 15, when a vehicle with two individuals approached the primary inspection area at the checkpoint on Farm-to-Market Road 1017.

Agents referred the vehicle to the secondary inspection area and a search of the vehicle revealed 41 bundles. Field tests revealed the bundles contained methamphetamine.

The drugs weighed approximately 31.6 kilograms (69.67 pounds) with an approximate value of $2,227,200. U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested the driver and passenger, both Mexican Citizens, and seized the vehicle utilized in the smuggling attempt.  The case was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

 

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This press release was originally published by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.