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Busy Week nets Agents $33 Million in Drug Seizures

Release Date: 
February 18, 2010

Edinburg, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents of the Rio Grande Valley Sector kept busy over the past seven days making numerous marijuana and cocaine seizures totaling nearly 15 tons.

This vehicle, loaded with marijuana, was among the seizures made by Rio Grande Valley Sector agents over the past week.

Agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector seized cocaine and marijuana with an estimated value of $33 million, over a seven-day period.

Beginning Thursday, agents made multiple unrelated seizures that resulted in excess of 29,000 pounds of marijuana and more than 300 pounds of cocaine seized. The seizures occurred throughout the Rio Grande Valley and north to highway checkpoints. Combined, the narcotics have an estimated value of more than $33.3 million.

To report suspicious activity, contact the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector's toll-free telephone number at 1-800-863-9382.

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Last modified: 
February 9, 2017