Texas border officers seize $1.1M in meth from vehicle quarter panels during bust

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers, connected Monday, gave a 2nd look astatine a conveyance entering the U.S. astatine a larboard of introduction successful Eagle Pass, Texas, erstwhile they discovered astir $1.1 cardinal worthy of methamphetamine stashed successful the 4th panels of the vehicle.

CBP said successful a property merchandise that officers astatine Eagle Pass Port of Entry seized the 120 pounds of alleged methamphetamine valued astatine $1,104,419, successful a azygous bust.

"CBP officers did an exceptional occupation successful interdicting these illicit narcotics astatine our larboard of entry," Port Director Pete Beattie said. "These seizures volition assistance support unsafe drugs retired of our communities, successful crook denying transgression organizations the gross derived from their sale."

The drugs were seized connected March 25 astatine the Camino Real International Bridge aft a CBP serviceman directed a Mexican national driving done the larboard for a secondary inspection.

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Eagle Pass Methamphetamine Bust

CBP officers seized implicit $1.1 cardinal worthy of methamphetamine from the 4th panels of a vehicle.

Officers conducted a canine and non-intrusive inspection of the conveyance and allegedly recovered 120.11 pounds of methamphetamine successful the 4th panels of the vehicle.

The narcotics were reportedly seized, and a rider was arrested earlier Homeland Security Investigations agents were handed the lawsuit for further investigation.

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The cause seizure comes much than a week aft officers successful Southern California seized astir 3,000 pounds of methamphetamine worthy millions of dollars aft discovering the drugs hidden successful a shipment of carrots.

The bust happened astatine the Otay Mesa Commercial Facility adjacent San Diego, California.

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Since fiscal 2024 began successful October, CBP has seized much than 49,000 pounds of methamphetamine. In each of fiscal 2023, borderline officers confiscated astir 140,000 pounds of meth.

Stephen Sorace of Fox News Digital contributed to this report.

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