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Border Patrol Agents Find $84,000 in Marijuana in Vehicle

Release Date: 
January 11, 2010

Del Rio, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass South Border Patrol Station seized more than 100 pounds of marijuana, valued at more than $84,000 Monday.

Packages of marijuana are discovered under the backseat of a vehicle.

Packages of marijuana are discovered under the backseat of a vehicle.

Around 7 a.m., a K-9 alerted to a Honda Civic at an immigration checkpoint north of Eagle Pass. The vehicle was referred to a secondary inspection area where agents found packages of marijuana hidden in the quarter panels and behind the backseat. Forty-nine small packages weighing a total 105 pounds were seized.

The driver, a United States citizen, and the contraband were turned over to the Department of Public Safety.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017