Over $1 million in methamphetamine seized at Falfurrias checkpoint
Border Patrol agents made two big drug busts at the Falfurrias checkpoint over the past couple of days seizing over $1 million in methamphetamine.
The first bust occurred on Saturday when agents at the checkpoint referred a 2016 Mini Cooper for secondary inspection after a Border Patrol K-9 alerted on the vehicle. Authorities said following an in-depth inspection, 12 bundles of methamphetamine weighing over 17 pounds were found. Estimated street value of the drugs is estimated at $580,000. The driver and passenger of the vehicle, who were Mexican nationals, were arrested.
Then on Monday, agents arrested a Mexican national who attempted to smuggle 21 bundles of methamphetamine through the checkpoint. Agents said the drugs weighed over 25 pounds. Estimated street value of the drugs is estimated at $763,000.
Authorities said the drugs and individuals were turned over to Homeland Security Investigations.