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Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Agents Seize Over $192K worth of Narcotics

Release Date: 
September 14, 2018

SARITA, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents seized heroin and ecstasy pills at the Sarita Checkpoint.

Agents seize heroin and ecstasy pills at Sarita checkpoint
Agents seize heroin and ecstasy pills
at Sarita checkpoint

Yesterday, agents assigned to the Sarita Checkpoint boarded a commercial bus to conduct immigration inspections on all passengers. During the inspection, an agent located a backpack that none of the surrounding passengers claimed. A Border Patrol K-9 conducted a free air sniff on the backpack and alerted to the bag. Inside, agents discovered five bundles of heroin and a bag containing 300 pills of ecstasy.

The heroin weighed over 5 pounds worth an estimated $186K. The ecstasy is worth an estimated $6K.

The Drug Enforcement Administration took custody of the seized narcotics.

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Last modified: 
September 14, 2018