Cocaine and Marijuana seized by Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol agents
EDINBURG, Texas — This past week, U.S. Border Patrol agents seized nearly $2M worth of narcotics in three separate incidents throughout the Rio Grande Valley.
On Tuesday, December 12, Falfurrias agents referred a passenger car for a secondary inspection after a Border Patrol K9 alerted to the vehicle. Upon investigation, agents discovered 8 bundles of cocaine, weighing over 20 pounds and worth more than $700K, concealed within the vehicle. The driver was arrested.
On Thursday, December 14, a truck arrived at the Falfurrias Checkpoint for inspection. Upon investigation, agents discovered 10 bundles of cocaine, weighing approximately 25 pounds with an estimated street value of over $800K, concealed inside an ice chest. Two subjects were subsequently arrested.
That same day, Harlingen agents observed a green SUV being loaded with bundles on a river road near Santa Maria, Texas. As agents approached the area, they witnessed the driver attempt to dump the vehicle in the Rio Grande. A total of seven subjects were seen swimming back to Mexico. Eight bundles of marijuana weighing over 500 pounds with an estimated value of $400K were seized.
The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and to help save lives by reporting suspicious activity at 800-863-9382.