Federal authorities recently seized more than $1 million in crystal methamphetamine from a Mexican citizen at the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge, an affidavit states.
Homeland Security Investigations special agents identified the suspect as Felipe Humberto Gallegos, 28, of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
A criminal complaint filed Monday charged Gallegos with possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance and conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection encountered Gallegos on Saturday when he arrived at the international bridge in a 2000 Ford Explorer and was referred to secondary examination, where a K-9 unit detected narcotics odor emanating from the gas tank area, according to court documents.
The liquid extracted from the non-factory compartment field-tested positive for liquid methamphetamine, states the complaint.
CBP discovered 68 pounds of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $1,371,261.