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Agents Net Close to 2 Tons of Marijuana Tuesday

Release Date: 
June 9, 2010

Edinburg, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents of the Rio Grande Valley sector seized nearly four thousand pounds of marijuana within a 24-hour period. Agents assigned to the Rio Grande City and McAllen stations made the most significant seizures.

On Tuesday evening, agents assigned to the McAllen station were on foot patrol near Havana on a path known for human and narcotics smuggling. While traversing the trail in the cover of darkness, they discovered several bundles of marijuana abandoned along the trail weighing 440 pounds.

Rio Grande City Border Patrol agents seized 367 pounds of marijuana after encountering a group of men south of Escobares, Texas.

Rio Grande City Border Patrol agents seized 367 pounds of marijuana after encountering a group of men south of Escobares, Texas.

Earlier in the afternoon, agents near Escobares were trekking through the brush while following foot sign and ended up seizing several large bundles of marijuana. Agents assigned to the Rio Grande City Border Patrol station returned to the station for processing and discovered the marijuana weighed 367 pounds.

An additional four seizures occurred throughout the sector with a combined value of more than $3 million.

Several arrests resulted from some of the incidents and the Drug Enforcement Administration continues its investigations.

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