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Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents seize $224K in cocaine at checkpoint

Release Date: 
June 3, 2015

Sarita, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector seized 7.65 pounds of cocaine on Tuesday.

Cocaine seized by agents form Kingsville Border Patrol Station

Cocaine seized by agents form Kingsville Border Patrol Station

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.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017