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Border Patrol agents seize more than $4.3 million worth of cocaine

Release Date: 
January 29, 2015

HIDALGO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector seized more than 135 pounds of cocaine with an estimated value of more than $4.3 million Tuesday morning.

Cocaine discovered in duffel bags

Cocaine discovered in duffel bags

The cocaine was seized when agents assigned to the Weslaco Station pulled over a vehicle west of Jackson Road on Military Highway. Inside the vehicle agents found two duffle bags that contained small bundles of cocaine.

The driver and the narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation.

The Rio Grande Valley Sector is part of the South Texas Campaign, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations. To report suspicious activity, call the sector’s toll-free telephone number at 800-863-9382.

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021