BROWNSVILLE — A Border Patrol agent and his drug-sniffing dog working the Harlingen bus station found $1.7 million worth of ecstasy in an unclaimed suitcase, Customs and Border Protection said Wednesday.
The seizure occurred Monday. The dog reacted to the smell of narcotics coming from a suitcase in the luggage compartment of a commercial bus. When no one claimed the suitcase, the agent opened it and found 47 pounds of the pills, which were identified as ecstasy.
Ecstasy is a synthetic, psychoactive drug that is chemically similar to the stimulant methamphetamine and the hallucinogen mescaline.
By Lynn Brezosky
July 15, 2009