A series of drug busts by Border Patrol agents over the last week led to roughly $4.8 million in meth being seized, officials said Monday.
The drugs were apprehended at Falfurrias checkpoint in Texas following the disruption of “three separate methamphetamine smuggling attempts,” Customs and Border Protection said in a news release.
The first occurred on Thursday when checkpoint agents located six meth bundles – with an estimated price tag of $1.8 million – that were allegedly hidden within a man’s vehicle, CBP said.
The man, who is a U.S. citizen, was arrested, the agency said.
The agency is touting that these busts are keeping drugs out of our communities and helping to keep America and her citizens safe.
#BorderPatrol agents disrupted three separate methamphetamine smuggling attempts at the Falfurrias Checkpoint resulting in over $4.8 million worth of meth being kept out of our communities.@CBP #USBP #SouthwestBorder #BorderSecurity #AlwaysVigilanthttps://t.co/Q1qO3S8ZfJ pic.twitter.com/GO1FNqBIam— CBP RGV (@CBPRGV) February 11, 2019