Over 200 Pounds of Meth Seized on Train at Texas Border
In the past few weeks, smugglers have tried to bring drugs into the United States inside of pumpkins, garden stones, fire extinguishers, and now they're just putting it on a train. Over 200 pounds of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of over $400,000 was discovered crossing the border on a railcar in El Paso, Texas.
According to Texas Border Business and CBP El Paso Port Director Ray Provencio, all trains are x-rayed, inspected, and in addition, canine officers are used to check everything coming across the border as well.
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The narcotics were seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers, but no arrests were immediately made, and the case remains under investigation.
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