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Agents in Texas Seize Marijuana as Foliage Stops Fleeing Felon

Release Date: 
February 11, 2010

Del Rio, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass North Station seized 440 pounds of marijuana, valued at $350,000 Wednesday.

A smuggler in a Chevrolet pick up truck led agents on a brief chase before crashing into a tree. Inside the vehicle, agents found 440 pounds of marijuana, valued at $350,000.

A smuggler in a Chevrolet pick up truck led agents on a brief chase before crashing into a tree. Inside the vehicle, agents found 440 pounds of marijuana, valued at $350,000.

Around 5:30 a.m., agents attempted to stop a Chevrolet pickup after it was driving suspiciously, just north of Quemado on Highway 277. As the agents initiated a vehicle stop, the pickup pulled over as if to stop, then sped away. After driving south past Quemado, the vehicle unsuccessfully negotiated a turn and ended up crashing into a tree, knocking down a couple of street signs in the process.

The driver managed to exit the vehicle and flee on foot. Agents recovered from the truck six large bundles of marijuana which were turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017