Texas law enforcement has made multiple drug seizures over the past week, seizing a combined total of approximately $4.4 million worth of cocaine and methamphetamine.
On Sunday, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the Gateway International Bridge seized more than $3.6 million worth of methamphetamine.
CBP said a 61-year-old man from Texas attempted to enter the United States driving a 2000 Ford. The vehicle was referred for secondary inspection and an officer discovered approximately 181 pounds of it. which appeared to be methamphetamine hidden inside the vehicle, CBP said.
CBP officers seized the narcotics with the vehicle and turned the traveler over to Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agents for further investigation.
Two days earlier, Bexar County Sheriff’s Deputies seized approximately $120,000 worth of cocaine. Deputies had stopped a vehicle and discovered approximately 10.5 kilograms of methamphetamine.
The driver, Kevin Sauls, 41, was arrested for possession of narcotics, the sheriff’s office posted on Facebook.
On Wednesday, July 13, CBP officers seized more than $691,000 worth of cocaine after inspecting a 2003 Freightliner tractor crossing the World Trade Bridge from Mexico. Officers seized the narcotics and the trailer.
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