FALFURRIAS, Texas – On Monday, June 15, 2020, agents assigned to the Falfurrias station seized over $110K at the checkpoint.
Falfurrias agents working at the checkpoint referred a Dodge pickup for secondary inspection following a K-9 alert. At secondary, an inspection of the vehicle led to the discovery of several black taped packages in a compartment. Agents arrested the driver and escorted him to the station for processing. A further inspection revealed over $110K in currency inside the bundles.
Even with the spread of the COVID-19 virus, human smugglers continue to try these brazen attempts with zero regard for the lives they endanger nor to the health of the citizens of our great nation. The U.S. Border Patrol agents of the Rio Grande Valley Sector will continue to safeguard the nation and community against these criminal elements.
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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.