Meth Hidden in Toolboxes Seized at Checkpoint

Border Patrol agents arrested a Lawful Admitted Permanent Resident attempting to smuggle methamphetamine through an immigration checkpoint.

The 65-year-old man was smuggling approximately 30.28 pounds of methamphetamine with an estimated value of $83,270.

The incident occurred when a white 1986 Ford F-150 pick-up truck approached the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint. The agent in primary inspection referred the vehicle to the secondary inspection due to a pre-primary Border Patrol K-9 alert.

During secondary inspection, a search of the vehicle was conducted and revealed positive results for narcotics. Agents discovered 30 bundles all wrapped in brown tape located within two toolboxes of a white crystal-like substance.

The contents inside the packages tested positive for the characteristics of methamphetamine. Agents arrested the driver and held him for further processing.