Border patrol seizes nearly $4.7 million in meth, cocaine at Texas crossings

HIDALGO, Texas — Two separate, same-day seizures by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Texas netted illegal narcotics with an estimated street value of nearly $4.7 million on Wednesday.

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In the first incident, CBP officers discovered 94 packages of suspected methamphetamine, weighing an estimated 216 pounds, concealed within a Ford F-150 being driven by a 37-year-old U.S. citizen from McAllen, Texas. The narcotics are valued at more than $4.3 million and were intercepted at the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge.

Meanwhile, a CBP officer discovered 18 packages of suspected cocaine, weighing an estimated 45 pounds, concealed within a Chrysler 200 driven by a 21-year-old U.S. citizen from Reynosa, Mexico. The narcotics are valued at about $345,000 and were intercepted at the Anzalduas International Bridge.

Both drivers were arrested and have been taken into custody by agents with Homeland Security Investigations.