Border Patrol agents seize cash and steroids at checkpoint

LAREDO,Texas(KGNS)- Border Patrol agents at the checkpoint on I-35 encountered a Mexican national attempting to smuggle anabolic steroids and U.S. currency through the checkpoint.

The man presented a valid entry visa and travel document to the agent.

The agent referred the vehicle to secondary inspection where a K-9 was alerted to the odor of concealed humans and/or narcotics.

A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of several glass containers with an oil-based liquid, a variety of pills, and $24,682 in cash.

The liquid and pills were later determined to be the anabolic steroids Stanozolol and Trenbolone.

The driver of the vehicle was arrested and turned over to the Webb County Sheriff’s Office for felony prosecution of a violation of the Texas Health and Safety Code.

Deputies also took custody of the contraband and U.S. currency.