U.S. Border Patrol officers found a record-breaking $2 million worth of methamphetamine between Wednesday and Thursday at the border in Presidio, TX, reports the Houston Chronicle.
The first bust occurred at 9 a.m. Wednesday, when a 24-year-old man driving a 1999 Nissan Tsuru attempted to smuggle in 40 pounds of meth. The substance was found tucked into the front and back bumpers of the vehicle.
The next day, Thursday at 8 a.m., a 26-year-old man in a 2008 Volkswagen Jetta was similarly suspicious and was also referred for a more thorough inspection by Border Patrol agents. After a Z-Portal scan of the vehicle showed abnormalities, officers dismantled the dashboard and recovered 21 pounds of crystal meth.
In total, both busts amounted to 61 pounds of crystal meth with an estimated street value of $2 million, "a new crystal methamphetamine seizure record for the port," said Presidio Port of Entry Director Steven Green.