By: Special to The Laredo Sun
Currency at the Checkpoint on US HWY 83.
On March 29, 2011, Agents assigned to checkpoint duties at the US HWY 83 Checkpoint were conducting an immigration inspection of a driver of an Ford F250 when a service K-9 alerted for possible hidden people or contraband.
As agents conducted a secondary inspection of the truck; agents discovered the narcotics concealed in the spare tire. The currency was found in a black bag on the front seat.
The cocaine has an estimated street value of $1.7 million and the methamphetamine has an estimated street value of $78,720.00.
The subject, narcotics, currency and vehicle were turned over to DEA.
To report suspicious activity such as drug and/or alien smuggling, contact the Laredo Sector Border Patrol toll free telephone number at 1-800-343-1994.