Border Patrol Seizes Cocaine At Falfurrias Checkpoint

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U.S. Border Patrol agents stop a cocaine smuggling attempt at the checkpoint. 

Early Saturday morning, agents working at the Falfurrias Checkpoint boarded a bus traveling north on U.S. Highway 281 to conduct immigration inspections on all passengers.

During the inspection, agents encountered a woman who had noticeable and suspicious bulges under her clothing. After speaking with the subject and during a subsequent search, it was determined the bulges were bundles of cocaine. The cocaine weighed a nearly five pounds and is worth an estimated $148K. 

The narcotics and the woman have been turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration. The case remains under investigation. 

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