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Abandoned Load Found by Eagle Pass South Border Patrol Agents

Release Date: 
February 22, 2010

Del Rio, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass South Station seized a load of abandoned marijuana on Friday.

Four large duffle bags filled with marijuana.

Four abandoned large duffle bags of marijuana was discovered by U. S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass South Station.

Agents patrolling a ranch near Eagle Pass noticed fresh foot sign coming from the Rio Grande River heading in a northerly direction. After tracking the sign a short distance, agents came across four large duffle bags recognized as regularly used to transport contraband. Agents searched the area for more contraband or subjects but found nothing. The duffle bags were found to contain approximately 270 pounds of marijuana valued at $215,000. The marijuana was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017