Custom agents seize liquid meth at El Paso port of entry

Custom agents seize liquid meth at El Paso port of entry
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Friday, April 5, 2013 - 4:27pm

Customs and Border Protection agents say they found nearly 20 pounds of liquid methamphetamine Thursday night, as a truck tried to cross the border into the United States.

It's the second time agents say they have encountered the drug at a local port of entry in a week.

Juan Manuel Mancilla Martinez, 23, of El Paso, was attempting to cross the Ysleta International Bridge in his 1999 Dodge Durango when a CBP agent chose him for secondary inspection.

Officers believed something about the seats to be suspicious, and called in a drug-sniffing dog, which alerted officers the presence of drugs.

U.S. HSI agents arrested him for the alleged smuggling attempt.

Last Thursday, CBP officers arrested a 24-year-old woman on suspicion of smuggling 26 pounds of liquid meth.

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