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Border Patrol checkpoints interdict hard narcotics

Release Date
Mon, 06/12/2023

Edinburg, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents, coordinating with investigative agencies, successfully interdicted two cocaine smuggling events over the weekend.  

On June 10th and June 11th, Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents at the Falfurrias and Javier Vega Jr. Border Patrol Checkpoints utilized both x-ray and K-9 to detect two separate cocaine smuggling attempts.  The weight of the seized narcotics totaled 117 lbs. with a street value of over 3.7 million dollars.  The smugglers involved in the cases were placed under arrest and are facing drug trafficking charges.  

“Great coordination and use of our assets,” said Chief Patrol Agent Gloria I. Chavez, “These narcotic smuggling cases highlight the threat by Drug Trafficking Organizations impacting our region every day. I commend the relentless work performed by our RGV Border Patrol agents working hard to keep our border and communities safe."

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Last Modified: Jul 05, 2023