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Texas Agents Find $7.2 Million in Cocaine Behind RV Wall

Release Date: 
February 24, 2010

Kingsville, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Sarita checkpoint on U.S. Highway 77 seized more than 200 pounds of cocaine Monday.

Packages of cocaine are found behind a false wall in the bathroom of an RV.

Packages of cocaine are found behind a false wall in the bathroom of an RV.

The seizure occurred during an inspection as a recreational vehicle attempted to travel through the Sarita checkpoint. A K-9 team operating in conjunction with the primary agent alerted to the presence of illicit contraband. A secondary inspection revealed the contraband concealed within a wall of the vehicle.

The seized cocaine is valued at more than $7.2 million.

The conveyance, narcotics and one arrested individual were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for investigation.

To report suspicious activity, contact the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector's toll-free telephone number at 1-800-863-9382.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017