Falfurrias Checkpoint continues to disrupt narcotic smuggling attempts in the Rio Grande Valley
FALFURRIAS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents seized over $1M worth of narcotics in two separate incidents.
On November 22, agents at the Falfurrias Checkpoint referred a vehicle to secondary after a Border Patrol K9 alert. Upon inspection, agents discovered 12 bundles of cocaine weighing approximately 30 pounds and worth an estimated value of $950K. The driver was subsequently arrested.
On November 29, agents boarded a commercial bus to conduct an immigration inspection. During the inspection, agents discovered a passenger attempting to smuggle methamphetamine strapped to his body. The narcotics weighed over five pounds and is estimated to have a street value of $162K. The subject was arrested.
Both subjects are facing drug smuggling charges.
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