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Border Patrol Agents Seize More than $9 Million Worth of Marijuana

Release Date: 
April 23, 2010

Edinburg, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents of the Rio Grande Valley Sector have been busy since Sunday with marijuana seizures.

Rio Grande City, Texas agents seize 1,018 pounds of marijuana and a 1998 Dodge Durango near Los Ebanos, Texas.

Rio Grande City, Texas agents seize 1,018 pounds of marijuana and a 1998 Dodge Durango near Los Ebanos, Texas.

April 18 - 22, agents seized an average of $1.8 million worth of marijuana a day. The multiple seizures spanned across the Rio Grande Valley from Brownsville to Rio Grande City and north to the Falfurrias and Kingsville Border Patrol Checkpoints.

Since October 1, 2009, The Rio Grande Valley Sector has had more than 2,300 separate narcotic seizures including marijuana, cocaine and heroin.

To report suspicious activity, contact the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector's toll-free telephone number at 1-800-863-9382.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017