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Busy Weekends Continue for Border Patrol, Agents Net 10 Tons of Marijuana

Release Date: 
December 21, 2009

Edinburg, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents of the Rio Grande Valley Sector kept busy over the weekend making numerous marijuana seizures totaling nearly 10 tons.

Border Patrol agents continue to find large amounts of marijuana along the southern border.

Border Patrol agents continue to find large amounts of marijuana along the southern border.

Beginning Thursday, agents made multiple unrelated seizures that netted a total of 19,988 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of nearly $16 million. The seizures included close to six tons of marijuana that were found concealed within various produce shipments on Saturday and Sunday at the Falfurrias and Kingsville Border Patrol Checkpoints.

The previous weekend, during a 24-hour period beginning on December 11, agents nabbed more than 15,000 pounds of marijuana.

Over the past two weekends agents have seized a combined total of over 34,000 pounds of marijuana valued at nearly $30 million.

All narcotics, suspects and conveyances 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 1-800-863-9382.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017