Border Patrol seizes over $1.5 million in cocaine


Packs of cocaine being weighed. Courtesy: U.S. Customs and Border Protection

NEW MEXICO (WLNS) – Border Patrol agents seized fifty pounds of cocaine on Sunday.

A canine alerted officers to the possible presence of narcotics when the SUV was stopped at the checkpoint inside the U.S.

Agents found a duffle bag with about 50 pounds of cocaine with a street value over $1,632,000, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

The driver, who was a U.S. citizen, was arrested and the vehicle as well as cocaine were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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