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Border Patrol agents in South Texas seize $2.5M in cocaine

June 18, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Border Patrol agents in South Texas seize $2.5M in cocaine

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Border patrol agents working in the Rio Grande Valley Sector seized over $2.5 million in cocaine last week, at a checkpoint located roughly 80 miles north of the border with Texas and Mexico.

Agents at the Sarita Border Checkpoint in Kenedy County, Texas, noticed a Dodge Caravan nearing their inspection station on Friday. After initial questioning, the agents referred the driver for a secondary inspection.

After being interviewed, agents carried out a search of the Caravan. During this, the agents recovered 30 bricks of what tested positive for cocaine, which weighed over 75 pounds,  Breitbart Texas reported.

Border Patrol officials reported that the drugs are worth an estimated street value of more than $2.5 million.

The agents took the driver and the passenger into custody, and the identities of the suspects have no been released.

The agents turned the two suspects and the drugs over to Homeland Security Investigations for further investigation.

Last weekend, Laredo Sector agents intercepted over $2 million worth of meth and marijuana in two separate incidents.

Agents patrolling the U.S. Highway 59 Checkpoint near Freer, Texas, saw a sedan driving up for inspection on June 9th.

The agents pulled the driver over for a secondary inspection where they discovered 35 bundles of meth concealed in the car’s rocker panels. The drugs are reportedly worth an estimated $1.4 million.

In sum, the officers working two Border Patrol sectors stopped close to $5 million worth of drugs from getting to the streets of the U.S. during a three-day span.

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