HIDALGO, Texas (KVEO) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers discovered $2,530,000 of methamphetamine hidden within the tires of a vehicle at the Hidalgo International Bridge.
Officials referred a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the driver, a 54-year-old man, for further inspection after initial questioning. Officers then discovered 24 packages of methamphetamine hidden in the tires of the vehicle.
A total of 126.5 pounds were seized, said the release.
Authorities mention the 54-year-old was arrested. The vehicle and narcotics were also seized.
Homeland Security Investigations will be taking over the investigation, said the release.