Border agents discover over 30 pounds of methamphetamine
Police say in most cases the thieves want to sell stolen copper to buy this, crystal meth
CREATED Feb. 5, 2013
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NOGALES, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) - Border agents discover a large amount of methamphetamine in a man's truck during an inspection.
Border Patrol officers apprehended a Mexican man after they discovered nearly 40 pounds of methamphetamine in his vehicle, according to Rob Daniels with the Department of Homeland Security.
With the help of a detection canine, Customs and Border Protection agents discovered 38 pounds of methamphetamine, worth more than $580,000, in the frame of a Ford SUV.
Guillermo Eleazar Lopez-Rodriguez, 50, was driving the vehicle at the time of the drug bust, Daniels tells 9OYS.
Lopez-Rodriguez was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations. The drugs and the vehicle were seized, according to Daniels.