ANZALDUAS, Texas (KWTX) A 19-year-old man from San Juan, Texas was arrested after federal agents discovered more than $1.6-million worth of methamphetamine hidden within the car he was driving.
The teenager was detained on February 18, 2020 at the Anzalduas International Bridge in South Texas by Custom and Border Protection agents.
"There are always consequences for ill-advised actions and smuggling narcotics will not only tarnish your reputation, but will also affect your life," said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez.
The customs officers encountered the man, a U.S. citizen, driving a black 2011 Ford Mustang as he arrived from Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
A secondary inspection, which included using non-intrusive imaging equipment, resulted in officers discovering 119 packages of alleged methamphetamine concealed within the car.
These narcotics weighed 81 pounds, authorities said.
The officers seized the meth, along with the vehicle, and arrested the young man, now in custody of agents with Homeland Security Investigations.