LAREDO, Texas (KGNS) - Agents with the Laredo Sector Border Patrol seized over a hundred pounds of cocaine near Freer, Texas.
According to Border Patrol, the seizure took place on March 5th at the checkpoint on U.S. Highway 59 when agents encountered a Dodge Ram truck at the primary inspection lane.
The driver was questioned regarding his immigration and a canine alerted to the presence of narcotics.
When agents searched the truck they found 37 bundles, which contained 101.63 pounds of cocaine.
The cocaine had an estimated street value of $3,252,259.00.
The driver, a U.S. citizen was arrested in the case.
The vehicle, the narcotics and the driver were turned over to the DEA.