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In two separate incidents, US Customs and Border Protection agents have intercepted significant quantities of methamphetamine at checkpoints in California and Texas.


The first seizure occurred at the Highway 86 checkpoint in California, where agents arrested a 21-year-old man suspected of smuggling 218 pounds of liquid methamphetamine, valued at approximately $328,000. The discovery in California was made when the man, driving a blue SUV, approached the checkpoint.

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A K-9 detection team, trained to identify concealed people and narcotics, alerted agents to the vehicle. During a secondary inspection, agents examined the gas tank and found crystallized liquid, which tests confirmed to be methamphetamine. Subsequently, the driver, along with the drugs and vehicle, was handed over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation and processing.

In a similar incident in Texas, agents seized over $3 million worth of methamphetamine. This seizure took place during a traffic stop near Laredo, South Texas, on November 29. The narcotics were concealed inside the bumper of the vehicle stopped by the agents.


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