Cocaine Bust of 700 Pounds

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Border Patrol officials say drug traffickers tried to smuggle more than 700 pounds of cocaine.

The driver eventually rammed a gate, driving a UTV straight into the river. 

Riverine BP units seized 270 bricks of cocaine worth more than $22,000,000. 

Agents also found several communication devices, game-cameras and tire deflation devices.

Authorities say the driver, along with other smugglers swam back to Mexico with some of the narcotics.

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