Meth Found in Fake Fire Extinguishers at Texas Border Checkpoint

April 23, 2014

Some fake red fire extinguishers have yielded more than $2.7 million worth of methamphetamine at a South Texas border checkpoint.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials late Monday announced details of the bust at the Falfurrias checkpoint on U.S. 281.

Authorities using a drug-sniffing dog were led to the tool box of a pickup truck. Agents searched the vehicle and discovered nearly 86 pounds of methamphetamine in four containers that look like fire extinguishers.

Investigators did not immediately provide further details on Friday’s drug bust.

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  • April 28, 2014 at 11:57 am
    Huh! says:
    Love the idea of shipping them off to prison, but hate the thought of footing the bill.
  • April 25, 2014 at 11:38 am
    Jimbo says:
    Frenchie suggests everyone surrender. smh
  • April 25, 2014 at 8:05 am
    MAKE MY DAY says:
    Give them ALL at least 30 yrs for ANY attempted drug smuggling...NO if's - and's or but's!! Then make sure that message is sent back to that 3rd world country - so they ALL kn... read more

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