Posted on November 20, 2019

Border Patrol Agents Seize $89K Worth of Methamphetamine

US Customs and Border Patrol, November 19, 2019

U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass South Station seized more than 18 pounds of methamphetamine at the U.S. Highway 57 immigration checkpoint, Nov. 17.

“This seizure highlights the important role our checkpoints play in keeping dangerous drugs from being smuggled farther in to the United States,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Raul L. Ortiz. “Our agents continue to work hard to ensure our communities are safe.”

Border Patrol agents assigned to the immigration checkpoint, arrested a 50-year-old Mexican national with 18.65 pounds of methamphetamine with an estimated value of $89,040 hidden within his vehicle. The man and narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.