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Border Patrol Seizes Over $4M Worth of Narcotics at Checkpoints

4 months 1 hour 1 minute ago Monday, October 21 2019 Oct 21, 2019 October 21, 2019 1:27 PM October 21, 2019 in News - Local

EDINBURG – Kingsville Border Patrol agents at the seized over $4 million worth of hard narcotics at checkpoints.

Kingsville agents referred a sports utility vehicle for secondary inspection after a K-9 officer alert at the Javier Vega Jr. Checkpoint.

During an inspection, agents discovered multiple bundles of methamphetamine hidden within the vehicle.

The narcotics weighed 75 pounds, worth an estimated value of $2.4 million.

On Sunday, Falfurrias agents working at the checkpoint referred a pickup for secondary inspection after a K-9 officer alert.

At secondary, agents discovered several bundles of cocaine hidden throughout the vehicle.

The cocaine weighed nearly 62 pounds, worth an estimated $1.9 million.

Border Patrol referred both cases to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and report suspicious activity at 800-863-9382.

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