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Border Patrol in Rio Grande Valley Nets 12 Tons of Marijuana in Week

Release Date: 
March 1, 2010

Edinburg, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents of the Rio Grande Valley Sector seized more than $20 million worth of marijuana during the past seven days.

Falfurrias agents seized 168 bundles of marijuana totaling 3,263 pounds and valued at $2,610,400 from a vehicle.

Falfurrias agents seized 168 bundles of marijuana totaling 3,263 pounds and valued at $2,610,400 from a vehicle.

Beginning February 22 and ending Sunday, agents made multiple seizures of marijuana totaling more than 12 tons. The seizures occurred across the Rio Grande Valley Sector from Brownsville to Rio Grande City and north to the Falfurrias and Kingsville Border Patrol checkpoints and were unrelated.

Marijuana seizures for the Rio Grande Valley Sector are up 37 percent from the same time last year.

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