The Feds Capture $1.1 Million in Meth at a Texas Border Crossing.

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

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