Rio Grande Valley agents seize $1 million in cocaine concealed in public transportation
KINGSVILLE, Texas – Border Patrol agents seize cocaine hidden in the restroom of a commercial bus.
On Thursday afternoon, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Sarita checkpoint seized over 44 pounds of cocaine with an estimated value of $1.4 million. A local commercial bus was referred to secondary inspection after a K-9 alerted to the vehicle. All passengers were removed to allow for further inspection. The secondary inspection resulted in the discovery of 15 bundles, wrapped in black tape, concealed inside the toilet.
Passengers were allowed to re-board the bus and depart the checkpoint. No arrests have been made.
Agents remain vigilant and continue to work tirelessly to prevent illicit narcotics from reaching our communities.
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