Sarita, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector seized 7.65 pounds of cocaine on Tuesday.

A white 2000 Chevrolet Silverado with one occupant approached the primary inspection lane at the Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. During the inspection a K9 alerted to the vehicle, which led to the discovery of six bundles of cocaine concealed in the vehicle’s battery. The individual was placed under arrest and the narcotics was seized.

The Rio Grande Valley Sector is part of the South Texas Corridor, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations. To report suspicious activity, call the sector’s toll-free telephone number at 800-863-9382.

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