Border Patrol seizes 30 pounds of meth at I-19 checkpoint

Meth in Mercury

Credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents discovered 27 packages of methamphetamine between the back seat and trunk of a Mercury sedan.

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by Jennifer Thomas

azfamily.com

Posted on December 17, 2013 at 3:26 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 19 at 12:12 PM

TUBAC, Ariz. -- Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents working at the checkpoint on Interstate 19 Monday night seized nearly 30 pounds of methamphetamine.

A drug-sniffing dog alerted to a Mercury sedan driven by a female U.S. citizen, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials.

Agents discovered 27 packages of methamphetamine wrapped in clear packaging tape between the back seat and trunk of the car.

The drugs were valued at more than $460,000.

Agents arrested the driver and seized the vehicle.

Report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol by calling 1-877-872-7435 toll free. Callers can remain anonymous.
 

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