cocaine

Texas Department of Public Safety

RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas — Texas Department of Public Safety troopers discovered 70 bundles of cocaine valued at over $3.3 million in a vehicle involved in a traffic crash last week.

On Monday, May 31, 2021, Texas Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol Troopers responded to a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 83 and Suntex Road, just west of Rio Grande City in south Texas.

Upon arrival, DPS troopers discovered three burlap sacks holding a combined total of 70 bundles of cocaine in the back of a BMW SUV.

The drugs weighed an estimated 182 pounds and have a street value of over $3.3 million dollars, according to DPS.

The driver, who police did not identify in announcing the drug seizure, later turned himself in to Starr County Sheriff’s Office deputies and is facing drug possession charges.

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