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Border Patrol seizes $1.3M worth of meth

Drugs hidden in door panels of vehicle

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SARITA, Texas – Border Patrol agents seized 41 pounds of methamphetamine Sunday at the Sarita checkpoint.

Officials said a woman approached the primary lane of the checkpoint when a K-9 alerted agents to the possibility of drugs in a Mazda Tribute. A search of the vehicle revealed 16 bundles of the drug concealed in the vehicle's door panels.

The seizure had an estimated street value of more than $1.3 million.

The driver was taken into federal custody.


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