Texas Border Business
FALFURRIAS, Texas — U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested the driver of a failed methamphetamine smuggling attempt at the Border Patrol checkpoint.
Yesterday afternoon, agents working at the Falfurrias Border Patrol checkpoint referred a Chevrolet Silverado pickup for secondary inspection following a K-9 alert. At secondary, agents and Office of Field Operation officers performed a vehicle inspection utilizing the onsite, large-scale non-intrusive inspection equipment. The inspection revealed multiple bundles of methamphetamine hidden inside. The narcotics weighed more than 120 pounds and has an estimated street value of over $4 million dollars.
Border Patrol arrested the driver and turned the case over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and report suspicious activity at 800-863-9382.
Even with the spread of the COVID-19 virus, human smugglers continue to try these brazen attempts with zero regard for the lives they endanger nor to the health of the citizens of our great nation. The U.S. Border Patrol agents of the Rio Grande Valley Sector will continue to safeguard the nation and community against these criminal elements.