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Texas border agents apprehend over $4M worth of narcotics in less than a week

Posted: 7:31 PM, Oct 21, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-21 23:29:17-04
from US Border Patrol

EDINBURG, Texas — More than $4 million worth of illegal narcotics were seized by border patrol agents on two separate occasions last week.

According to a press release from US Customs, the first bust happened in Kingsville, Thursday morning, Oct. 17. An S.U.V. was referred to secondary inspection after K-9 alert. They found about 75 pounds of methamphetamine hidden in the vehicle, worth an estimated $2.4M,

The second bust took place Sunday in Falfurias, Oct. 20. A K-9 alert tipped off a secondary inspection of a vehicle. Nearly 62 pounds of cocaine was found bundled throughout the vehicle. The estimated value is $1.9M.

Border Patrol referred both cases to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Officials encourage the public to take a stand against crime in their communities and report suspicious activity at 800-863-9382.