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Border Patrol Tracks Smugglers, Seizes More than 200 Pounds of Marijuana

Release Date: 
January 8, 2010

Del Rio, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Del Rio Station seized more than 200 pounds of marijuana early Thursday.

Bundles of marijuana are seized by Border Patrol agents.

Bundles of marijuana are seized by Border Patrol agents.

Agents working west of Del Rio discovered foot sign leading away from the Rio Grande River. A tracking K-9 followed the prints and led agents to four Mexican nationals hiding in the brush with large bundles of marijuana near Ridgeline Road.

The four bundles contained a total of 132 individually wrapped packages weighing 279 pounds with an estimated street value of more than $220,000.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017