FALFURRIAS, Texas — U.S. Border Patrol agents said they arrested a United States citizen after a failed cocaine smuggling attempt.
On Monday night, agents staffing the Border Patrol chekpoint in Falfurrias referred a vehicle to the secondary inspection area after a K-9 alert.
During the inspection, agents said they located more than 75 pounds of cocaine in the car worth an estimated $2.5 million.
Agents arrested and escorted the driver to the station for processing.
Border Patrol said they turned the case over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.