ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (KRQE)- Border Patrol agents have seized more than $850,000 of methamphetamine at a checkpoint north of El Paso on Wednesday night.
Authorities report that during a routine inspection, agents stopped a gray Saturn Vue and during a search that the driver consented to, a Border Patrol canine alerted agents to the possible presence of narcotics. During an additional search using x-ray technology, agents discovered anomalies in the rear panels of the car.
Seventeen bundles that contained 25-pounds of meth wrapped in clear cellophane and tin foil were found. The seizure is estimated to be worth more than $850,000.
The driver and narcotics have since been turned over to the Drug Enforcement Agency and the vehicle was seized by Border Patrol.