Records: Officers at Progreso bridge catch Dallas-area man with liquid meth

Officers arrested a Dallas-area man on Saturday, when he attempted to cross the Progreso bridge with nearly 22 kilograms of liquid methamphetamine.

Jonathan Riley Lunsford, 22, of Mesquite attempted to cross the bridge from Nuevo Progreso to Progreso at 5:05 p.m. Saturday.

Officers sent Lunsford to secondary inspection, where they found "numerous plastic containers" in the trunk of his black Nissan sedan, according to the federal criminal complaint against him. The liquid tested positive for methamphetamine.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection contacted Homeland Security Investigations, a division of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which sent agents to interview Lunsford about the methamphetamine.

Lunsford admitted to traveling from Dallas to Reynosa and planning to smuggle liquid methamphetamine across the border, according to the criminal complaint.

He's charged with attempting to import liquid methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute liquid methamphetamine and conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute liquid methamphetamine.

Court records don't list an attorney for Lunsford, who remains in federal custody and couldn't be reached for comment.

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