Texas Border Business
FALFURRIAS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents working at the Border Patrol Checkpoint seized marijuana and cocaine in a single incident.
Last night, agents working at the Falfurrias Border Patrol Checkpoint referred a Kenworth tractor-trailer for secondary inspection following a K9 alert. During the inspection, agents discovered several bundles of marijuana and cocaine concealed within the commodity. Agents arrested the driver and escorted him to the checkpoint for processing. The marijuana weighed more than 850 pounds and the cocaine weighed more than 150 pounds. The narcotics have a combined estimated street value of over $6M.
Border Patrol turned the case over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for federal prosecution.
Even with the spread of the COVID-19 virus, human smugglers continue to try these brazen attempts with zero regard for the lives they endanger nor to the health of the citizens of our great nation. The U.S. Border Patrol agents of the Rio Grande Valley Sector will continue to safeguard the nation and community against these criminal elements.
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.