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Laredo Sector Border Patrol Agents Seize Over $3.2 Million in Cocaine

Release Date: 
March 7, 2018

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.

To report suspicious activity such as alien and/or drug smuggling, contact the Laredo Sector Border Patrol toll free telephone number at 1-800-343-1994.

Last modified: 
March 7, 2018