SIERRA BLANCA, Texas (Nexstar)- US Customs and Border Protection Sierra Blanca agents in the Big Bend Sector, with the help of K-9s, seized more than 10 pounds of meth during an immigration inspection.
The drugs, worth more than $350,000, were hidden in a birthday gift.
This is the second time in two days agents in the region have made a significant drug bust.
Agents throughout Texas have seen an increase in marijuana, meth and fentanyl coming across the border this year.
Governor Greg Abbott today held a press conference in Fort Worth where he highlighted the state’s efforts to secure the border and stop the trafficking of fentanyl and other drugs into Texas.
He pointed to President Biden’s open border policies as a cause behind the surge in fentanyl and urged the President to address this crisis and secure the border.
Additionally, Abbott called upon parents to educate their children about the potentially deadly consequences of taking fentanyl, or unknowingly taking other drugs laced with fentanyl.