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Agents Find Marijuana Strapped to Abandoned Motorcycle

Release Date: 
May 12, 2010

La Grulla, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande City station found 89 pounds of marijuana

Rio Grand City agents find an abandoned motorcycle with 89 pounds of marijuana tied to the seat.

Rio Grand City agents find an abandoned motorcycle with 89 pounds of marijuana tied to the seat.

strapped to an abandoned motorcycle early Sunday morning near the Rio Grande River.

Agents patrolling the river area found the motorcycle on the side of the road with eight bundles of marijuana tied to its seat. The operator of the motorcycle was not located, and agents are unsure why the load was abandoned. The marijuana has an estimated value of $71,200.

The narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

To report suspicious activity, contact the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector's toll free telephone number at 1-800-863-9382.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017