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BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS — Border Patrol agents said they confiscated more than 700 lbs. of cocaine on Thursday just miles from the Rio Grande river.
I’m in the area with an appointment for a ride-along with border patrol agents, who say that this particular portion of the border is especially high in illegal crossing, including by drug smugglers, due to a lack of physical infrastructure to act as a barrier on the border.
The article goes on to state the following:
Customs and Border Protection said the suspects were seen loading “bundles of narcotics” into an off-road-style utility vehicle outside of Garciasville, a city in Texas up against the river. The suspects, apparently aware they had been seen, were able to “abruptly” drive the vehicle into the river and escape into Mexico, CBP said.
CBP did not say how many suspects got away, only that there were “several,” and that the amount of cocaine totaled 705 lbs., with an estimated value of $22.5 million.
Reportedly, the seizure consisted of 270 bricks of cocaine.
U.S. Border Patrol agents seized 270 bricks of cocaine from near the Rio Grande Thursday. https://t.co/2QNWn4biWO
— KRIS 6 News (@KRIS6News) January 18, 2019
The massive cocaine seizure was covered in the following news report:
I’m here at the Texas border (with no barrier wall) where authorities just seized 700lbs of cocaine from drug smugglers who escaped into Mexico https://t.co/Oh2f0H7xfR
— Eddie Scarry (@eScarry) January 18, 2019
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