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Border Patrol K-9 helps agents locate more than 21 pounds of cocaine

At secondary inspection, the refrigerated trailer revealed more than 21 pounds of cocaine, worth more than $678K, hidden in a compartment.
Credit: US Border Patrol
More than 21 pounds of cocaine, worth more than $678K, is pictured after agents found it hidden in a compartment.

FALFURRIAS, Texas — Border Patrol agents made a significant bust on Wednesday night at the Falfurrias Border Patrol Station checkpoint. 

Agents say they were working at the checkpoint and referred a tractor-trailer for secondary inspection following a K-9 alert.

"At secondary, an inspection of the refrigerated trailer revealed more than 21 pounds of cocaine, worth more than $678K, hidden in a compartment," stated Border Patrol agents.

According to Border Patrol agents, the case remains under investigation.

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

"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," added officials. 

The U.S. Border Patrol agents of the Rio Grande Valley Sector will continue to safeguard the nation and community against these criminal elements.

Please visit www.cbp.gov to view additional news releases and other information pertaining to Customs and Border Protection. Follow them on Twitter  @CBPRGV, @USBPChiefRGV and @USBPDepChiefRGV.

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