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Border Patrol seizes More Than $2 Million Dollars Worth of Marijuana

Release Date: 
August 31, 2010

Del Rio, Texas - Border Patrol agents from the Eagle Pass South Station made two drug seizures totaling more than 2,800 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated street value of $2,278,240.

Border Patrol agents from the Eagle Pass South Station made two drug seizures totaling more than 2,800 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated street value of $2,278,240.

Border Patrol agents from the Eagle Pass South Station made two drug seizures totaling more than 2,800 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated street value of $2,278,240.

Around 10:45 p.m., agents working a checkpoint on Highway 57 encountered an 18-wheeler with a tanker trailer. The vehicle was referred to a secondary inspection area when a service canine alerted to the presence of contraband. Agents opened the top hatch of the tanker and discovered 60 large bundles of marijuana. The bundles contained 1,199 small-bricks weighing 2,477 pounds, with an estimated street value of nearly $2 million dollars.

An hour later, agents working on a ranch south of Eagle Pass discovered six bundles of marijuana abandoned in the brush. The total weight of the seizure was more than 371 pounds with an estimated value of $296,000.

The marijuana from both cases was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Agency.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017