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Falfurrias Checkpoint continues to disrupt narcotic smuggling attempts in the Rio Grande Valley

Release Date: 
December 1, 2017

FALFURRIAS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents seized over $1M worth of narcotics in two separate incidents.

Narcotics seized by Border Patrol agents at the Falfurrias checkpoint
Narcotics seized by Border Patrol
agents at the Falfurrias checkpoint

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.

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.

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Last modified: 
December 1, 2017