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Amid Rising Flood Waters, Agents Seize More Than $1M in Marijuana

Release Date: 
July 14, 2010

Progreso, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Weslaco station seized more than 1,200 pounds of marijuana early this morning.

Agents of the Weslaco station seized more than 1,254 pounds of marijuana early July 14, near Progreso, Texas.

Agents of the Weslaco station seized more than 1,254 pounds of marijuana early July 14, near Progreso, Texas.

At about 8 a.m., Border Patrol agents on patrol west of the Progreso port of entry observed a suspicious gold minivan traveling north from the Rio Grande. The agents followed the vehicle north on FM-1015 near Progreso, where the vehicle's driver and passenger bailed out. The two subjects were apprehended after a brief foot pursuit.

A total of 17 large bundles of marijuana, which have a cumulative value of more than $1 million, were found inside the van.

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

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Last modified: 
February 9, 2017