A Kilo of Cocaine Washes Ashore on Padre Island


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Texas Border Business

EDINBURG, Texas– Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV) Border Patrol agents seized more than six kilograms of cocaine worth more than $200K. 

Friday afternoon, Rio Grande City Border Patrol agents working near La Grulla, Texas, observed numerous individuals making their way north from the Rio Grande.  Agents responded and discovered several bundles of marijuana.  The marijuana seized weighed over 240 pounds and is valued at over $190K.

Saturday morning, Corpus Christi Border Patrol agents assigned to the Padre Island National Seashore (PINS) were waved down by a concerned citizen visiting the beach.  The visitor stated they encountered a bundle on the shore and suspected it was narcotics.  Agents seized the bundle and transported it to the Corpus Christi Border Patrol Station.  The bundle tested positive for cocaine and is valued at more than $30K.  The cocaine was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Additionally, RGV agents seized over five kilograms of cocaine in a separate incident this weekend.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation’s borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws

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