Border News: Drugs, Illegal Immigrants Found

Border News: Drugs, Illegal Immigrants Found

TEXAS-MEXICO BORDER - Drug and human smuggling is still an ongoing issue on the Texas-Mexico border.

In Falfurrias, agents rescued five illegal immigrants from a locked tractor-trailer. The semi was pulling the refrigerated trailer through a checkpoint. Then, a K9 alerted on the trailer. The immigrants were hidden by boxes of watermelons and couldn't escape the cold temperatures.

In Hidalgo, agents seized cocaine and methamphetamine worth over $950,000. The drugs coming from Guadalajara and Monterrey, Mexico.

Now to Kingsville, where agents seized over $1 million in cocaine. The drugs found hidden in a restroom of a commercial bus full of passengers. The drugs weighed a total of 44 pounds and had a street value of $1.4 million.

If you're traveling across the border, visit the customs website,, for a checklist of things you can do to make that trip as stress-free as possible.

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