Presidio Border Patrol Agents Seize 19 Pounds of Cocaine

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

PRESIDIO - Border Patrol agents in Presidio seized something they hadn't seen in a while.

19 pounds of coke was found in the trunk of a Presidio man's car.

The officer says something was off about the car so they x-rayed it and had a dog sniff it.

And as they suspected, there was dope stashed inside.

Agents removed eight coke filled bundles from a secret compartment in the trunk.

38-year-old Hector Nieto, Junior, of Presidio was turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agents.

The Border Patrol says this is the first time since 2010 they've seen that much cocaine.