FALFURRIAS, Texas - Agents arrested a man and a woman attempting to smuggle nearly 80 pounds of cocaine with an estimated value of more than $2.5 million through the Falfurrias Border Patrol Checkpoint on U.S. Highway 281 North on Dec. 11.
A Nissan Sentra with two occupants arrived at the checkpoint for an immigration inspection. During the inspection, a K-9 alerted to the vehicle. During secondary inspection, 32 bundles of cocaine were found hidden in a secret compartment.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.