Customs officers found a load of 65 lbs. of a substance that field-tested positive for methamphetamine hidden in candy bags at the Del Rio port of entry.

Methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $4,095,705 was recently seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations officers at the Del Rio Port of Entry, the agency said.

The first seizure occurred on Oct. 28, when customs officers at the Del Rio port of entry referred a white Chevrolet Suburban driven by a 20-year-old man, United States citizen for a secondary examination. An examination utilizing non-intrusive imaging systems resulted in discrepancies within the gas tank of the vehicle. A physical inspection of the vehicle led to the extraction of five packages that contained just over 139 pounds of alleged methamphetamine.

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