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A Border Patrol K-9 Alerts Agents to Concealed Drugs

Release Date: 
August 4, 2020

FALFURRIAS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a United States citizen after a failed cocaine smuggling attempt.

Last night, Falfurrias agents working at the immigration checkpoint referred a vehicle to the secondary inspection area after a Border Patrol K-9 alert. At secondary, agents searched the vehicle and located more than 75 pounds of cocaine, worth an estimated $2.5M. Agents arrested the driver and escorted him to the station for processing. Border Patrol turned the case over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Border Patrol processed the case accordingly.

The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and report suspicious activity at 800-863-9382.

Even with the spread of the COVID-19 virus, human smugglers continue to try these brazen attempts with zero regard for the lives they endanger nor to the health of the citizens of our great nation.  The U.S. Border Patrol agents of the Rio Grande Valley Sector will continue to safeguard the nation and community against these criminal elements.

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Last modified: 
August 4, 2020