Border Patrol Agents in South Texas seized nearly $3 million worth of cocaine in two separate checkpoint drug busts recently.
According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, agents discovered two bundles of cocaine while conducting a vehicle inspection at a checkpoint in Falfurrias Monday. The drugs weighed more than five pounds and are worth an estimated $178,000. Agents arrested the driver.
Agents working at the Sarita Checkpoint arrested a U.S. citizen and seized 33 bundles of cocaine hidden inside of a tractor trailer on Saturday. Border Patrol says the drugs weighed more than 80 pounds and is worth an estimated $2.7 million.
Border Patrol says both case were referred to federal prosecutors.