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.
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.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.