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Methamphetamine (31 pounds) found in truck’s drive shaft at International Bridge

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September 13, 2013

Federal authorities have identified the two men accused this week of attempting to smuggle about $1 million worth of crystal methamphetamine through an international crossing.
Juan Eduardo Villaverde-Hernandez, 52, and Miguel Angel Martinez-Lopez, 41, were charged with conspiring to possess and possession with intent to distribute meth, according to the criminal complaint.
On Monday, a 1999 Ford F-150 driven by Martinez-Lopez of Matamoros, Mexico, and his passenger Villaverde-Hernandez of Naucalpan, Mexico, arrived at the inspection booth of International Bridge I. In primary inspection, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer noticed tampering of the vehicle’s drive shaft.
In secondary inspection, CBP officers discovered a “white crystallized substance” concealed within the vehicle, the complaint states.
The substance tested positive for meth and weighed a total of 31 pounds.
Homeland Security Investigations special agents responded to the scene to investigate.

“Villaverde-Hernandez admitted to agents that he had knowledge of the narcotics concealed within the Ford F-150,” the complaint states.
“Villaverde-Hernandez stated he was going to be paid $20,000 to smuggle the narcotics into the United States.”
Both men are in federal custody.

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.lmtonline.com/articles/2013/09/13/front/news/doc5233376c798ef864505241.txt

 

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