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Del Rio Border Patrol Sector Agents Seize More Than 1,120 Pounds of Marijuana Worth $900,000

Release Date: 
May 29, 2012

Del Rio, Texas - Del Rio Border Patrol Sector Agents seized more than 1,120 pounds of marijuana worth more than $900,000 over the past week.

Del Rio Station agents working at a traffic checkpoint referred a Ford F-150 for secondary inspection and discovered 135 pounds of marijuana concealed in the bed of the vehicle.

Del Rio Station agents working at a traffic checkpoint referred a Ford F-150 for secondary inspection and discovered 135 pounds of marijuana concealed in the bed of the vehicle.

Friday, Del Rio Station agents observed five subjects crossing the Rio Grande River into the United States, carrying four large bundles. Agents apprehended four of the individuals and seized the four bundles containing more than 187 pounds of marijuana worth over $150,000. One of the subjects absconded back into Mexico. Three adult subjects and the narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration. The remaining juvenile subject was turned over to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Also on Friday, Eagle Pass Station agents patrolling near the Rio Grande River encountered four abandoned bundles containing 321.2 pounds of marijuana worth $256,960. The marijuana was turned over to the DEA.

Sunday, Del Rio Station agents working at a traffic checkpoint referred a Ford F-150 for secondary inspection and discovered 135 pounds of marijuana concealed in the bed of the vehicle. The marijuana has an approximate street value of $108,720. The case was turned over to the DEA.

Wednesday, Eagle Pass Station agents working near the Rio Grande River discovered six abandoned military-style duffel bags containing more than 416 pounds of marijuana worth $333,100. The marijuana was turned over to the DEA.

Thursday, Eagle Pass Station agents working near the Rio Grande River encountered one abandoned military-style duffel bag containing 69.3 pounds of marijuana worth $55,440. The marijuana was turned over to the DEA.

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Last modified: 
February 9, 2017