HIDALGO COUNTY, TEXAS — US Customs and Border Protection authorities reportedly foiled a $7 million methamphetamine smuggling plot at Texas’ Hidalgo International Bridge.
Investigators inspected a Jeep sport utility vehicle that arrived from Mexico on Sunday and discovered nine packages of the stimulant concealed inside, according to a news statement from the agency.
The agency confirmed that the estimated street value of the 79 pounds of seized meth is $1.1 million.
“Our CBP officers utilised all available tools and resources to foil this smuggling attempt and keep these dangerous narcotics off American streets,” Port Director Carlos Rodriguez declared.
Both the car and the drugs were seized, and the case is still being investigated by special agents with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations.