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Border Patrol seizes 123 pounds of meth in Sullivan City

July 22nd 2012   ·   1 Comment

SULLIVAN CITY — U.S. Border Patrol Agents arrested a man Thursday who allegedly tossed two bundles of crystal methamphetamine out his car window while agents chased him.

Agents said they observed several vehicles “scouting” for law enforcement on Expressway 83 and El Pinto Road, according to a criminal complaint.

Agents say they saw a white colored Ford Expedition driving at a high speed along El Pinto Road. The driver threw the two bundles of crystal methamphetamine and then abandoned the vehicle before he ran toward a residence at 220 Huisache St., the complaint states.

Agents recovered 63 packages of crystal methamphetamine that weighed nearly 123 pounds from inside the SUV and along the road.

The driver, Jose Luis Hernandez-Zavala, 37, admitted that he was involved in moving illegal drugs from the Rio Grande to McAllen and had done this before on several different occasions, the complaint states.

The Mexican national remained in federal custody on Friday.


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  1. Good job Border Patrol. Send it on up to DC The Butch is about out.

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