The Border Patrol is reporting the discovery on Tuesday of a large amount of liquid meth hidden inside some pumpkins. Agents at the Eagle Pass Camino Real International Bridge did a closer inspection of a 2012 Ford Escape arriving from Mexico. They found 44-pounds of liquid meth inside 136 condoms hidden in four pumpkins in the SUV.
“Our frontline CBP officers have seen just about everything and this Tuesday was no exception as they encountered liquid methamphetamine hidden within pumpkins,” said (Acting) Port Director Elizabeth Garduno, Eagle Pass Port of Entry. “They utilized their training, experience, interviewing skills and uncovered a rather novel narcotics smuggling method in the process.”
The drugs had an estimated street value of more than 402-thousand-dollars. The SUV and the meth were seized, and the driver and passenger were handed over to Maverick County deputies.