25-year-old arrested at border with $2M of meth in car

A U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agent and K-9 security dog keep watch at a checkpoint station, on Feb. 22, 2013, in Falfurrias, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
A U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agent and K-9 security dog keep watch at a checkpoint station, on Feb. 22, 2013, in Falfurrias, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

LAREDO, Texas (AP) — A South Texas resident faces federal drug charges after agents at a Laredo border crossing found $2 million worth of methamphetamine hidden in the car.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials on Monday said the bust happened at the Gateway to the Americas International Bridge.

Authorities on Saturday examined a car heading north, driven by a 25-year-old Laredo resident. A secondary examination turned up 25 packages with nearly 65 pounds of a substance identified as meth.

The driver was detained. Officials did not immediately release the suspect’s name nor further details on charges.

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