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Border Patrol Agents Seize Contraband

Release Date: 
April 21, 2010

Del Rio, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Carrizo Springs Station recently seized more than 600 pounds of marijuana, valued at more than $400,000.

More than 600 pounds of marijuana was recovered from the pickup truck.

Carrizo Springs Station Border Patrol agents stopped a woman driving a pickup truck after spotting several suspicious looking duffel bags in plain view in the bed of the vehicle.

Early Friday morning, agents observing traffic near Carrizo Springs noticed a white Dodge pickup truck on FM 2644, traveling away from the U.S./Mexico border. As the truck passed the agents' location they could see numerous duffel bags - the type typically used for marijuana trafficking - stacked in the bed of the truck. The agents pulled over the vehicle and found a total of 13 large duffels, each one loaded with bricks of marijuana. The driver was placed under arrest and taken into custody. The smuggler, vehicle, and contraband - with an estimated street value of $492,880 - were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017