methamphetamine

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.

The second seizure occurred just after midnight on Monday, when customs officers encountered a black 2010 Toyota Corolla being driven by a 35-year-old woman, United States citizen. Upon a secondary inspection, officers discovered just over 65 pounds of alleged methamphetamine within candy bags. 

Customs officers seized the narcotics, arrested both drivers, and referred the cases to Homeland Security Investigations special agents for further investigation.

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