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CBP U.S. Border Patrol Agents Seize More than a Ton of Marijuana

Release Date: 
September 20, 2010

Rio Grande City, Texas - More than $2.5 million worth of marijuana is seized by U.S. Border Patrol agents in several incidents over the weekend.

The largest seizure netted 1,200 pounds of marijuana and the vehicle used to move the drugs when agents encountered suspicious activity near Fronton, Texas.

Agents seize 1037 lbs of marijuana after noticing subjects conducting counter-surveillance.

Agents seize 1037 lbs of marijuana after noticing subjects conducting counter-surveillance.

In the second notable seizure, agents spotted a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed from the Rio Grande River near Los Ebanos, Texas. Agents encountered an abandoned 1997 Ford Expedition near Sullivan City, Texas, and found more than 1,000 pounds of marijuana inside.

The narcotics have been turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration and they will continue their investigation.

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017