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Border Patrol Finds Nearly a Ton of Marijuana in Southern Texas Apartment

Release Date: 
January 14, 2010

Escobares, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande City station seized more than $1.5 million in marijuana in Escobares, Texas.

Rio Grande City Station Border Patrol agents observed a suspicious vehicle Wednesday morning leaving the area of the Rio Grande. The vehicle's description was relayed to agents in the surrounding area. Moments later, agents spotted a vehicle matching the description of the suspicious vehicle entering the parking lot of a nearby apartment complex. As the agents approached to investigate, the vehicle quickly left the area.

More than 1,900 pounds of marijuana found in an apartment is loaded into a Border patrol vehicle.

More than 1,900 pounds of marijuana found in an apartment is loaded into a Border patrol vehicle.

The agents continued to drive through the complex and spotted what appeared to be large bundles of narcotics near the entrance of an apartment. The agents approached the bundles and spotted several more through the open door of the vacant apartment. Rio Grande City agents seized 253 bundles of marijuana weighing a total of 1,908 pounds.

The Drug Enforcement Administration assumed custody of the narcotics.

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