EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) — Agents at two South Texas checkpoints seized more the 150 pounds of methamphetamine worth nearly $5 million, according to a Border Patrol news release.
Agents staffing the Javier Vega Jr. U.S. Border Patrol Checkpoint in Sarita, Texas, seized 142 pounds of methamphetamine worth an estimated $4.4 million on Saturday.
On Sunday, a drug-sniffing alerted agents to a suitcase in the luggage compartment of a commercial passenger bus during a secondary inspection at the Falfurrias Checkpoint.
Agents said they found four bundles containing 9 pounds of meth inside the suitcase. The drugs had an estimated street value of $300,000. Agents said none of the passengers claimed ownership of the suitcase.