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Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol agents seize narcotics worth over $673K

Release Date: 
July 16, 2018

KINGSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents discover an assortment of  narcotics during a failed smuggling attempt.

Agents apprehend over 650K in narcotics
Agents apprehend over 650K in
narcotics

On Friday, agents assigned to the Kingsville checkpoint referred a Freightliner Truck to the secondary inspection area after a Border Patrol K9 alerted to the cargo area. During the inspection, agents located 8 bundles of cocaine with a total weight of 18 pounds; 2 bundles of methamphetamine, with a total weight of 2.5 pounds; and a bundle of heroin weighing nearly 3 pounds. The combined value of the narcotics is estimated to be worth over $673K.

The driver, a 23-year-old United States citizen and the alleged narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The Rio Grande Valley Sector currently has multiple campaigns focused on rescues and danger awareness, such as “Operation Big Rig” and “No Se Arriesgue” to combat smuggling and ultimately save lives. Call 911 to report suspicious activity; “They’re humans, not cargo!”   

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Last modified: 
July 17, 2018