AP January 5, 2015, 10:49 PM

Officials make $2.7 million methamphetamine bust in Texas

EL PASO, Texas - U.S. border officials working the port of entry in El Paso have seized about 86 pounds of methamphetamine worth about $2.7 million.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said that officials seized the methamphetamine Sunday after a drug-sniffing dog alerted officials to a vehicle at the primary inspection station that had arrived from Mexico.

Officials scanned the vehicle with an X-ray system and discovered an anomaly in the vehicle's appearance. Officials then found the bundles hidden in panels of the car.

The driver of the vehicle was turned over to special agents with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations to face charges associated with the failed smuggling attempt.