Texas DPS discover 70 bundles of cocaine after traffic crash

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Source: Texas DPS

AUSTIN, Texas — On May 31, Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers (DPS) responded to a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 83 and Suntex Road, west of Rio Grande City.

According to a news release, upon arrival, troopers discovered three burlap sacks containing a combined total of 70 bundles of cocaine in the back of a BMW SUV.

The drugs weighed an estimated 182 pounds with a street value of over $3.3 million, said the news release.

The driver turned himself into Starr County Sheriff’s deputies and is facing drug possession charges..

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