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Border Agents In Texas Find Abandoned Backpacks With $650,000 Cash, Cocaine

MONTEZUMA PASS, AZ - MAY 02:  An obelisk and a barbed wire fence mark the border between the United States and Mexico on May 2, 2010 at Montezuma Pass, Arizona. Although  the U.S. government has spent billions of dollars constructing border defenses in the last decade, critics say that Arizona's border with Mexico was left with less protection, compared with California and Texas. Proponents of Arizona's new immigration enforcement law say that federal inaction led to passage of the law, which has raised fears of racial profiling by police against Latinos. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

MONTEZUMA PASS, AZ - MAY 02: An obelisk and a barbed wire fence mark the border between the United States and Mexico on May 2, 2010 at Montezuma Pass, Arizona. Although the U.S. government has spent billions of dollars constructing border defenses in the last decade, critics say that Arizona's border with Mexico was left with less protection, compared with California and Texas. Proponents of Arizona's new immigration enforcement law say that federal inaction led to passage of the law, which has raised fears of racial profiling by police against Latinos. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)  (2010 Getty Images)

U.S. Border Patrol agents monitoring the Rio Grande Valley found four abandoned backpacks containing more than $650,000 in cash and a kilogram of cocaine.

According to the San Antonio Express-News, the agents found the backpacks Monday in Sullivan City, about 25 miles west of McAllen, while tracking a trail of footprints they believe were left by undocumented migrants who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border.

“The backpacks contained a mixture of U.S. dollars and Mexican pesos as well as 1.2 kilograms of powdered and crack cocaine,” Border Patrol said in a statement.

The estimated amount of the cocaine was nearly $90,000.

According to the news agency, border agents also found 20 pounds of .50 caliber ammunition including 10 armor-piercing incendiary tracers in Rio Grande City, about 20 miles west of Sullivan City. The two incidents were unrelated.

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