HOUSTON (KIAH) Texas DPS Troopers found a lot more than they bargained for after they responded to a two vehicle crash near Rio Grande City, TX.
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, according to DPS officials.
Upon arrival, Troopers say they 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 the Troopers.
The driver later turned himself in to Starr County Sheriff’s Deputies and is facing drug possession charges.