- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 22, 2014

FALFURRIAS, Texas (AP) - Some fake red fire extinguishers have yielded more than $2.7 million worth of methamphetamine at a South Texas border checkpoint.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials late Monday announced details of the bust at the Falfurrias (fal-FYOO’-ree-uhs) checkpoint on U.S. 281.

Authorities using a drug-sniffing dog were led to the tool box of a pickup truck. Agents searched the vehicle and discovered nearly 86 pounds of methamphetamine in four containers that look like fire extinguishers.

Investigators did not immediately provide further details on Friday’s drug bust.

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