A U.S. Border Patrol K9 alerted agents to a load of 112 pounds of liquid methamphetamine valued at $3.5 million. The meth was discovered at the Border Patrol’s Falfurrias Checkpoint in Brooks County located about eighty miles from the Texas-Mexico border region on U.S. Highway 281.
A white Ford F150 pick-up truck approached the Falfurrias Check Point on Highway 281 on Nov. 19. A K9 drug detection dog alerted to a scent and agents had the truck move to the secondary inspection point according to a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol press release obtained by Breitbart Texas. A search of the vehicle at the secondary inspection station revealed a cache of liquid methamphetamine in one of the truck’s fuel tanks.
Out of concern for agent safety, officials contacted a San Antonio hazardous materials team to come to Falfurrias to extract the meth from the fuel tank. “The safety of our Border Patrol agents on the frontlines is our number one priority,” said RGV Sector Chief Patrol Agent Kevin W. Oaks. “Agents are trained to deal with various situations, but also recognize incidents that require the assistance of specially trained personnel.”
Breitbart Texas contacted the CBP Public Affairs office to obtain further information. No response has been received at this time.
The Falfurrias Checkpoint has been responsible for over 82,000 pounds of drugs being seized and the capture of over 34,000 undocumented aliens according to the sign posted at the entry to the checkpoint.