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Del Rio Sector Border Patrol Agents Continue to Seize Marijuana

Release Date: 
January 27, 2012

DEL RIO, TEXAS—U.S. Border Patrol agents seized over half a million dollars worth of marijuana in two incidents this week.

Friday, Jan. 20, Eagle Pass North agents working near the Rio Grande River encountered an abandoned green army bag containing more than 62 pounds of marijuana. The narcotics have an approximate street value of $49,680, and were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Tuesday, Jan. 24, Del Rio agents performed a vehicle stop on a 2007 Dodge pickup truck and discovered that it contained 579.6 pounds of marijuana worth $463,680. The driver, passenger, vehicle, and narcotics were turned over to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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February 3, 2021