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Almost $4 million worth of methamphetamine seized at U.S. border by canine team

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SIERRA BLANCA – Over 100 pounds of liquid methamphetamine was seized by the Sierra Blanca Border Patrol Canine Team at the beginning of May, reported the U.S Customs and Border Protection on Monday.

According to CBP, the seizure happened on Friday, May 2 at the Sierra Blanca Border Patrol Station when a Sierra Blanca Border Patrol Agent along with a canine partner found two suitcases located in the lower luggage compartment of a passenger bus at the Sierra Blanca checkpoint.





Agents reportedly discovered 90 plastic bottles containing liquid methamphetamine inside the suitcases.

U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION

CBP stated that the methamphetamine weighed approximately 118 pounds and had an estimated street value of almost four million dollars.





Chief Patrol Agent of Big Bend Sector Matthew J. Hudak said, “The great work done by this canine team prevented a significant amount of dangerous drugs from entering our country and contributing to criminal activity far beyond the border. This case is another example of the diligent and commendable work done by Border Patrol Agents every day.”

The narcotics were discovered as agents conducted immigration inspections on the passengers aboard the bus, said CBP.

CBP added that agents were unable to link the drugs to a passenger and the narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further processing.





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