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.
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.
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.