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Border Patrol Seizes More than 15,000 Pounds of Marijuana in Single Day

Release Date: 
December 11, 2009

Edinburg, Texas - The U.S. Border Patrol of the Rio Grande Valley Sector seized 15,662 pounds of marijuana in multiple unrelated seizures throughout South Texas in a 24-hour period.

Large stacked bundles of marijuana.

These seizures took place at the checkpoints as well as stations along the Rio Grande. The seizures ranged in quantity from 775 pounds to more than 5,000 pounds. All narcotics and suspects were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation.

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017