Sarita, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector seized 7.65 pounds of cocaine on Tuesday.
On June 2, 2015, a white 2000 Chevrolet Silverado with one occupant approached the primary inspection lane at the Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. During the inspection a K9 alerted to the vehicle which led to the discovery of 6 bundles of cocaine concealed in the vehicle’s battery. The subject was placed under arrest and the narcotics were seized.
The Rio Grande Valley Sector is part of the South Texas Corridor, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations. To report suspicious activity, call the sector’s toll-free telephone number at 800-863-9382.
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.