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Eagle Pass South Agents Seize $826,000 Worth of Cocaine

Release Date: 
October 6, 2010

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.

Ten packages of cocaine, with an estimated value of $826,000, were discovered in the rear and side quarter panels of the car.

Ten packages of cocaine, with an estimated value of $826,000, were discovered in the rear and side quarter panels of the car.

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.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017