Border Patrol Agents seized more than 700 pounds of cocaine along the US-Mexico border this week; confirming federal law enforcement found the “bundles of narcotics” along the banks of the Rio Grande river.
“Customs and Border Protection said the suspects were seen loading ‘bundles of narcotics’ into an off-road-style utility vehicle outside of Garciasville, a city in Texas up against the river. The suspects, apparently aware they had been seen, were able to ‘abruptly’ drive the vehicle into the river and escape into Mexico,” writes the Washington Examiner.
“705 lbs. of cocaine, caltrops, evidence of sophisticated counter surveillance and a splashdown in one encounter are an obvious reminder of the need for more personnel, technology, and infrastructure in the Rio Grande Valley,” said acting Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz.
“Transnational Criminal Organizations continue to exploit areas along our western corridor that accounts for more than 90 percent of our traffic,” he added.
Read the full report at the Washington Examiner.