CBP: $1.7M of marijuana seized at Falfurrias checkpoint
FALFURRIAS — Federal agents seized more than 2,200 pounds of marijuana Tuesday in Falfurrias, according to a news release
from U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The checkpoint’s Border Patrol K-9 unit tipped authorities to the narcotics’ location within a tractor-trailer, and further
inspection revealed the drugs stashed in crates, according to the release. Agents arrested the vehicle’s driver, approximating the narcotics’ worth at $1.7 million.