Border Patrol agents seize over three million dollars of cocaine

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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.