The border protection officers in a Southern state that were busted an American city. That city is attempting to haul $1.5 million in methamphetamine into the US. last week. Moreover, this was just days after intercepting a Mexican national smuggling 1.2 tons. Or $48 million of the illicit drug, authorities have said.
Border Protection Offices and Seizure
On Thursday, the latest seizure happened. This occurred at the Gateway International Bridge in the city in Texas. It took place where a 44-year-old woman did apply for entry into the U.S. This is what the U.S. Customs and Border Protection did say on Monday.
Border Protection Officers: Twenty-Four Packages of Meth
A U.S. citizen from this city was a woman that was driving a 2008 Ford pickup. CBP officers discovered 24 packages hidden inside the truck during an inspection.
The approximate street value of the alleged methamphetamine was $1,530,874. The packages did contain 76.5 pounds, the agency said.
“Therefore, our officers are using their experience and inspection skills to get this massive load of prohibited narcotics, thus delivering another major blow to illicit drug trafficking in our area,” said local Port of Entry Director Tater Ortiz.
CBP officers did bust another driver on October 22nd. It was a 60-year-old Mexican citizen. He was transporting a load of methamphetamine that was hidden inside a 1997 Freightliner truck. This is what the agency did say.
Therefore, the driver has, in fact, applying for entry into the U.S. at the Veterans International Bridge, in another city in Texas. This occurred when CBP officers have, in fact, did refer the truck upon further examination.
Inside the truck, officers found 62 buckets containing 2,444 pounds – or 1.2 tons – of methamphetamine, the agency said. The alleged narcotics had an estimated street value of $48,898,072.
Therefore, in both cases, the drivers were, in fact, arresting and then turning over to Homeland Security Investigations special agents for further investigation.