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Border Patrol in Granjeno Seizes More than $1 Million in Cocaine

Release Date: 
January 15, 2010

Granjeno, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the McAllen station seized 36 pounds of cocaine early this morning.

Border Patrol agents remove 15 packages of cocaine from a smuggler's vehicle.

Border Patrol agents remove 15 packages of cocaine from a smuggler's vehicle.

Border Patrol agents were alerted to suspicious activity along the banks of the Rio Grande, south of Granjeno, by an agent operating a remote video surveillance system. Approximately six individuals were seen emerging from the river carrying what appeared to be bundles. Soon after, a green Chevrolet S-10 approached the river and the smugglers began tossing the bundles into the truck.

When the agents approached, all of the subjects, including the driver, dove into the river and swam back to Mexico. Agents discovered a duffle bag inside the truck containing 15 bundles of cocaine.

The cocaine has an estimated street value of more than $1 million. The Drug Enforcement Administration assumed custody of the narcotics.

To report suspicious activity, contact the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol 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.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017