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Millions of dollars in liquid methamphetamine seized at Texas checkpoint, report says

Seized drugs weighed more than 130 pounds

FALFURRIAS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents seized more than 130 pounds of liquid methamphetamine, worth an estimated $4.1 million, on Tuesday at the checkpoint in Falfurrias.

A Border Patrol K-9 alerted agents to the bed of a Chevrolet Silverado truck, which was then sent for secondary inspection.

Three 5-gallon buckets were found during the secondary inspection, each filled with liquid methamphetamine, weighing in excess of 130 pounds, according to a press release.

The Drug Enforcement Administration is investigating the case.

The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and help save lives by reporting suspicious activity to 800-863-9382.

Reports of illegal immigrant smuggling attempts were also reported on three separate occasions at border patrol checkpoints.

Five illegal immigrants were discovered in two separate incidents at the Sarita checkpoint and one illegal immigrant was discovered in a Ford F-150 pick-up truck in Falfurrias.