TEXAS BORDER PATROL AGENTS SEIZE $227K WORTH OF HEROIN

A man hid $227,000 in drugs within his vehicle

U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Uvalde Station seized 10.9 pounds of heroin at the U.S. Highway 90 immigration checkpoint.

On Feb. 24, in Del Rio, Texas border patrol agents assigned to the immigration checkpoint on Highway 90, arrested a 50-year-old Houston man with 10.9 pounds of heroin with an estimated worth of $227,700 hidden under the back seat of his vehicle. The man and narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The Del Rio Border Patrol Sector is part of the Joint Task Force-West South Texas Corridor, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations.

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