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Brackettville Border Patrol Apprehends Woman with 1,000 lb. Marijuana Load

Release Date: 
June 10, 2011

Del Rio, Texas - On June 9, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Brackettville Station arrested a 29-year-old Del Rio woman as she was trying to circumvent a Border Patrol checkpoint with more than 1,075 pounds of marijuana, valued at nearly $860,000, in her vehicle.

U.S. Border Patrol agents, assigned to the Brackettville Station, seized more than 1,000 pounds of marijuana following a vehicle stop on June 9.

U.S. Border Patrol agents, assigned to the Brackettville Station, seized more than 1,000 pounds of marijuana following a vehicle stop on June 9.

Agents observing traffic on Ranch Road 674, stopped a 2000 Ford Excursion loaded with burlap sacks encased with twine rope six miles north of Brackettville. After stopping the vehicle, the agents discovered the burlap sacks were loaded with marijuana. The driver, a U.S. citizen, was placed under arrest and turned over to Drug Enforcement Agency along with the contraband.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017