FALFURRIAS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector seized more than $4.3 million worth of methamphetamine Friday at the Falfurrias Checkpoint on U.S. Highway 281 North.
Agents said a man approached the checkpoint in a commercial moving truck. During an immigration inspection, a Border Patrol K-9 alerted agents to the truck. Agents found 113 bundles of meth, with a weight of nearly 140 pounds, hidden inside the truck.
The case was referred to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
“Our priority is to keep our communities safe,” said Chief Patrol Agent Manuel Padilla Jr. “Through hard work and constant vigilance, our agents stopped this dangerous drug from reaching our streets and possibly our children. Drug smugglers are callous individuals with no regard for the danger narcotics pose to our communities.”