Border Patrol stops a $2.5M cocaine load in the Rio Grande Valley
SARITA, Texas – On Friday, agents working the Sarita Checkpoint referred a Dodge Caravan to the secondary inspection area to further question the immigration status of an occupant inside the vehicle. During the secondary inspection, agents discovered 30 bricks of cocaine weighing over 75 pounds and worth over $2.5M.
Both the driver and occupant were taken into custody.
This case is currently under investigation by Homeland Security Investigations.
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.