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Agents Seize Another 500 Pounds of Dope in Garciasville

Release Date: 
January 4, 2011

GARCIASVILLE, TEXAS—U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande City Station seized more than 500 pounds of marijuana with an estimated value of $460,000 early this morning.

Agents assigned to the Bike Patrol observed several subjects carrying large bundles of narcotics on their backs walking north through the brush near Garciasville, Texas. As Border Patrol agents approached the smugglers, they noticed a Blue Chevrolet Impala approach the gate at the end of the street. As the agents confronted the subjects, they immediately dropped their cargo and fled before they could load the bundles into the vehicle. Responding agents were able to apprehend the two subjects in the vehicle.

The case was turned over to agents of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HITDA), they assumed custody of the narcotics, the vehicle and the driver.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017