LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents prevented an attempt to smuggle methamphetamine at the checkpoint located near Hebbronville, Texas.
The incident happened late on the evening of July 15, when a vehicle with two individuals approached the primary inspection area at the checkpoint on Farm-to-Market Road 1017.
Agents referred the vehicle to the secondary inspection area and a search of the vehicle revealed 41 bundles. Field tests revealed the bundles contained methamphetamine.
The drugs weighed approximately 31.6 kilograms (69.67 pounds) with an approximate value of $2,227,200. U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested the driver and passenger, both Mexican Citizens, and seized the vehicle utilized in the smuggling attempt. The case was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.