LAREDO, Texas – On March 5, 2018, Border Patrol agents seized 101.63 pounds of cocaine near Freer, Texas. Agents at the Border Patrol Checkpoint on U.S. Highway 59 encountered a Dodge Ram truck at the primary lane. The driver was questioned regarding his immigration status and referred to secondary after a Border Patrol canine alerted to the presence of concealed humans and/or narcotics. A further search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of 37 bundles of cocaine. The cocaine was estimated to have a value of $3,252,259.20. The driver, a United States Citizen, was arrested. The driver, vehicle, and narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
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