Court Records: Federal agents catch 3 men with 90 pounds of meth in Brownsville

3 months 1 week 5 days ago Tuesday, February 11 2020 Feb 11, 2020 February 11, 2020 6:35 AM February 11, 2020 in News

BROWNSVILLE — Officers at the Gateway bridge caught a truck packed with 90 pounds of methamphetamine on Sunday.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, though, didn't stop the truck.

Officers contacted Homeland Security Investigations, a division of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which "coordinated a controlled delivery of the narcotics," according to court records.

Agents followed the truck to a house in Brownsville, where a third man joined the driver and a passenger.

When they left the house, agents asked the Cameron County Sheriff's Office to conduct a traffic stop.

Agents arrested the driver, Alexis Dionicio Frausto; the passenger, Remigio Abundes III; and Reynaldo Abundis, who joined them at the house in Brownsville. They also seized 90 pounds of crystal methamphetamine, which had been hidden in the truck bed, according to court records.

Abundis "stated he did not want SAs to look into his phone because there were conversations about him selling drugs," according to court records, which referred to special agents as "SAs."

Frausto, Abundes and Abundis were charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

Attorneys for Abundes and Abundis didn't respond to requests for comment. An attorney for Frausto couldn't immediately comment on the charge against his client, who is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday.

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