Major cocaine bust at Sarita checkpoint

Investigators believe the drugs were smuggled across an unprotected section of the border and then loaded into the Mercedes.

SARITA (KIII NEWS) - Border patrol agents at the Sarita checkpoint said one of their K-9's sniffed out a trunk full of cocaine Wednesday morning. Nearly six million dollars worth of cocaine was discovered during the stop. 

Kiii News reporter Michael Gibson was at the checkpoint to meet with agents about the incident.

"The efforts they are using to conceal the loads is usually expensive, so this was out of the ordinary for us," said Deputy Patrol Agent in charge of Kingsville Josh Schad.

According to agents, usually the cartels try and conceal their drugs loads inside secret compartments of even inside car batteries, but this bust was unusual considering the dog's super sense of smell. 

"The things they can detect, the minor traces of narcotics they can smell is unbelievable so we couldn't do the job without them," Schad said. 

Investigators believe the drugs were smuggled across an unprotected section of the border and then loaded into the Mercedes.

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