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Border Agents - 14 pounds of Meth in Muffler


Last updated 7/25/2016 at 11:40am

A 35-year-old Mexican national approached the Highway 86 checkpoint Sat. July 23, driving a white 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer.

A Border Patrol detection canine alerted to the vehicle and agents conducted a secondary inspection. Following an intensive search, agents discovered a cloth-sealed package containing large crystals, which was later confirmed to be methamphetamine, hidden in the vehicle’s muffler.

The methamphetamine had a weight of 14.3 pounds with an estimated street value of $57,200.

The man, the vehicle, and narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation.

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