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Methamphetamine found on the banks of the Rio Grande

In a matter of days, the United States Border Patrol assigned to the Eagle Pass area have found two backpacks with methamphetamine’s along the banks of the Rio Grande River.

On Tuesday, June 19 B.P agents responded to an area in search of illegal activities. The agents detected footprints that were heading towards the Rio Grande. After an exhaustive search, the agents discovered the backpack that contained two narcotic packets, wrapped in black tape and cellophane weighing 6.9 lbs of drugs.

The drug is estimated to be worth up to $200,000 in the street market.

CBP Spokesperson Denis Smith reports that this is the second time in less than a week that agents discovered this type of abandoned narcotics in the same area.

The second find occurred on Tuesday, June 19, when agents discovered another backpack along the river bank. It contained 4.6 lbs of Meth with an estimated value of $ 147 thousand dollars.

The narcotics were turned over to DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration).

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