Over 20 pounds of cocaine seized at Falfurria checkpoint

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Harlingen, Texas (KVEO)—Border Patrol agents seized over 20 pounds of cocaine worth more than $678,000 at Falfurrias checkpoint.

In a statement issued Thursday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) says Falfurrias agents working at the checkpoint made an inspection on a tractor-trailer following a K-9 alert.

Agents then discovered that the refrigerated trailer had more than 20 pounds of cocaine in a hidden compartment.

CBP says the incident remains under investigation.

The public is encouraged to report suspicious activity at 800-863-9382. 

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