Del Rio, Texas - Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass South station seized more than 25 pounds of cocaine hidden in a vehicle Tuesday afternoon.
The driver of a 2004 Chrysler Sebring was directed to a secondary inspection area after she began to behave in a suspicious manner at an immigration checkpoint near Eagle Pass. At the secondary inspection area a service canine alerted to the presence of contraband and 10 packages of cocaine, with an estimated value of $826,000, were discovered in the rear and side quarter panels of the car.
The driver, a 48-year-old San Antonio woman, and the drugs were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
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.