Agents seize nearly $5 million worth of meth at 2 checkpoints

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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.

U.S. Border Patrol agents disrupted two separate narcotics smuggling cases resulting in the seizure of methamphetamine during the past week. (Courtesy Border Patrol)

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.

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