Tractor-trailer driver busted for hauling cocaine, Border Patrol says
Laredo Border Patrol finds stash hidden in truck's trash bin
LAREDO, Texas – A tractor-trailer driver has been arrested after Border Patrol agents in Laredo discovered him hauling some illegal cargo.
Agents at the Border Patrol checkpoint on I-35 said they asked the driver about his immigration status, then referred him for a secondary inspection.
The agents said that, during the check, a dog alerted them to the presence of drugs in the truck.
Agents then searched the truck and found 10 pounds of cocaine in four bundles hidden in a trash can in the truck's sleeper compartment.
Officials said the cocaine has a street value of more than $300,000.
The driver is an American citizen. He's been arrested and turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration along with the drugs.
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