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Federal Agents Seize 2.5 Tons of Cocaine at Texas-Mexico Border


January 1993

Federal agents seized more than 2.5 tons of cocaine concealed in a truck and held a 38-year-old man in the largest ever cocaine seizure at the Texas-Mexico border. Jose Luis Villarreal of Del Rio, Texas was charged with possession with intent to distribute 5,027 pounds of cocaine. The drug was hidden in a special compartment inside a tractor-trailer (AP, "2.5 Tons of Cocaine Seized: Bust Reported to be Biggest Along Texas-Mexico Border," The Dallas Morning News, 12/16/92, 31A).