Nearly $2 million of meth seized near border


U.S. Border Patrol agents seized nearly 450 pounds of methamphetamine, estimated to be worth nearly $2 million, in a Blaine residential area near the U.S./Canada border. 

Around 10 p.m. September 9, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Blaine sector agents found an abandoned 2006 Hummer H3 with multiple large duffle bags containing a white crystalline substance. The substance was tested and determined to be methamphetamine. 

Based on Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) street value estimates, 450 pounds of methamphetamine is worth over $1.7 million.

“Vigilant and steadfast, Blaine sector Border Patrol agents secure and protect our nation from those who wish to do us harm,” said Blaine sector chief patrol agent David S. BeMiller in a statement. “This seizure is an excellent example of their commitment to this honorable mission by taking nearly 450 pounds of methamphetamine off the streets.”

Special operations supervisor Guillermo Selva-Wuensch said an investigation to identify the suspects responsible is ongoing. He declined to comment on which residential area the vehicle was found.

People can call 360/332-9200 to report suspicious activity in Blaine to the U.S. Border Patrol. 


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