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CBP U.S. Border Patrol Agents Seize nearly $600K of Marijuana

Release Date: 
February 17, 2012

DEL RIO, TEXAS—On two separate events, Border Patrol agents seized over half a million dollars worth of marijuana.

Marijuana seized by Border Patrol agents

Marijuana seized by Border Patrol agents

Monday, Carrizo Springs agents patrolling in an area ranch observed foot sign near Highway 277 and discovered five abandoned military-style duffel bags containing over 220 pounds of marijuana. The narcotics have an approximate street value of $176,800.

Tuesday, Eagle Pass North agents patrolling near the Rio Grande River observed several subjects loading large duffel bags into a 1998 Ford pickup truck. As agents approached the vehicle, it fled the area in an attempt to avoid apprehension but was stopped nearby. Agents discovered five military-style duffel bags and arrested the driver. The duffel bags containing more than 400 pounds of marijuana worth approximately $333,360.

Both cases were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017