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Border checkpoint at I-19 has two busy days

Posted at 3:37 PM, Oct 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-19 08:49:25-04

Border Patrol agents at the I-19 checkpoint near Amado found three illegal immigrants in the trunk of a vehicle on Monday morning. 

During another stop, agents at the same checkpoint seized several bundles of cocaine from inside the door panels of a pick-up truck.

The three Mexican nationals were found in the trunk of a Hyundai Sonata by agents working with a canine unit. The driver, a U.S.citizen was arrested and faces federal charges.

On Tuesday, agents found more than 55 pounds of cocaine in a Chevrolet pick-up truck during a secondary inspection. 

The cocaine was valued in excess of $630,000. The driver was arrested and faces drug smuggling charges.