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DPS Finds $3.3 Million In Cocaine

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

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. 

The driver later turned himself into Starr County Sheriff’s Deputies and is facing drug possession charges.