US Customs agents at the Texas border found more than $400k worth of liquid meth in condoms stuffed inside pumpkins
- US Customs and Border Protection agents seized $402,196 worth of liquid meth at a border crossing in Texas.
- The nearly 44 lbs of meth was stuffed into 136 condoms stored inside four different pumpkins.
Customs agents at a border crossing in Texas this week seized nearly 44 lbs of liquid methamphetamine in condoms stuffed inside pumpkins.
The drugs, stored within 136 condoms which were then stuffed inside four gourds, were valued at $402,196, according to a US Customs and Border Protection agency press release.
Officers at the Eagle Pass Camino Real International Bridge on Tuesday encountered a 2012 Ford Escape arriving from Mexico and conducted two searches of the vehicle, ultimately yielding the hidden narcotics, CBP said.
"Our frontline CBP officers have seen just about everything and this Tuesday was no exception as they encountered liquid methamphetamine hidden within pumpkins," Acting Port Director Elizabeth Garduno of Eagle Pass Port of Entry said in a statement. "They utilized their training, experience, interviewing skills and uncovered a rather novel narcotics smuggling method in the process."
Other recent seizures by CBP officers foiling unique attempts at hiding drugs include 44 pounds of cocaine coated corn flakes found in Ohio last year, as well as $380,000 of cocaine hidden inside the cushion of an electric wheelchair in June.
The driver and passenger of the truck in which the narcotics were found were turned over to the custody of Maverick County Sheriff's Office deputies for further investigation, according to the CBP press release.
Representatives for the US Customs and Border Protection agency declined to respond to Insider's request for comment as the case was turned over to the Maverick County Sheriff's Department.
The Maverick County Sheriff's Department did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.
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