(RightIsRight.co) – A huge shipment of an illicit drug – liquid methamphetamine – has been sized by agents of the US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) at a crossing on the US-Mexican border.
A total of 110 pounds of liquid methamphetamine was discovered in a passenger vehicle trying to cross into the US at the Rio Grande City Port of Entry, close to the southernmost tip of the state of Texas.
The street market value of the narcotic is estimated at $2.1 million, Port Director Andres Guerra announced in a CBP release.
The drug was discovered in a 2021 Dodge last week, which was pulled over for further inspection by CBP officers from the Rio Grande City International Bridge.
The liquid methamphetamine was found through an imaging system described as “non-intrusive inspection system” technology.
After that, a K-9 unit was also summoned to inspect what proved to be a drug trafficking vehicle.
The driver of the vehicle, a 41-year-old American citizen whose identity has not been revealed, has been arrested.
He and the illicit narcotic were transferred for additional investigation to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Methamphetamine is a highly addictive illicit narcotic usually trafficked and sold in the form of powder.
According to data from the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 23,000 Americans died from overdosing on psychostimulants, primarily methamphetamine.
The new huge drug seizure at the US-Mexican border comes after even bigger drug busts in recent months.
Earlier in July, more than 5,000 pounds of methamphetamine were nabbed in San Diego County, California, in one of the biggest narcotic shipment seizures in US history.
It occurred after the authorities tracked a suspicious commercial-sized truck and intercepted it. The four men accompanying the narcotic shipment, natives of Tijuana, Mexico, were arrested and charged by federal prosecutors.
In another substantial drug bust in April, also in California, CBP agents nabbed over 400 pounds of methamphetamine, heroin, and cocaine.
The drugs were hidden inside toolboxes. The estimated combined worth of the shipment was $2.56 million.
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) August 1, 2022