In the past few weeks, smugglers have tried to bring drugs into the United States inside of pumpkins, garden stones, fire extinguishers, and now they're just putting it on a train. Over 200 pounds of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of over $400,000 was discovered crossing the border on a railcar in El Paso, Texas.

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According to Texas Border Business and CBP El Paso Port Director Ray Provencio, all trains are x-rayed, inspected, and in addition, canine officers are used to check everything coming across the border as well.

Massive Meth Bust in El Paso

The seizure occurred on Wednesday, November 9th, when U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers who were using x-ray to inspect a train entering Texas from Mexico identified something suspicious in an empty railcar. Officers located bundles within the support beam, discovering 189 packages filled with methamphetamine that had a combined weight of 215 pounds, according to Texas Border Business.

The narcotics were seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers, but no arrests were immediately made, and the case remains under investigation.

November a Busy Month For Texas Smugglers

Fox News reported that after tracking footprints for four miles in Big Bend National Park, a Texas Department of Public Safety officer working as part of Gov. Greg Abbott’s Operation Lone Star discovered 300 pounds of marijuana. Each drug bundle weighed about 60 pounds and were in sacks spray-painted to blend in with the surrounding area and hidden under rocks. An officer involved in the bust said the Big Bend area is popular with drug smugglers.

The Most Dangerous City in Texas for 2022 May Surprise You

According to FBI statistics, Texas had 438 violent crimes and 2,562 property crimes per 100,000 residents as of this year. For every 100,000 residents, there are 224 police officers statewide.

Crime rates are expressed as the number of incidents per 100,000 people.

Bet You Didn't Know: 10 Bizarre Texas Laws Still on the Books

Many states still have strange laws on the books that aren’t enforced or taken seriously anymore, and Texas is no exception.

Most of these laws are just funny now, but at one time, there was a valid (or at least somewhat valid) reason for them to exist.

Texas has plenty of strange rules and regulations that you could technically be prosecuted for if you violate them, since they've never been amended. Some of these are only for specific cities and not state-wide, but all of them are pretty odd!

Let's take a look at 10 of the weirdest ones in the Lone Star State.


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