FALFURRIAS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol K-9 team leads agents to cocaine smuggling attempt.
This afternoon, agents working at the Falfurrias Border Patrol Checkpoint boarded a passenger bus to conduct immigration inspections on all occupants. During the inspection, a Border Patrol K-9 alerted to the back of the bus prompting agents to ask all passengers to exit the bus for a closer investigation. Inside the restroom of the bus, agents located a small baggie of marijuana and an abandoned backpack containing more than 40 pounds of cocaine. The drugs have an estimated street value of $1.4M.
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.