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Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents seize $1.2M worth of Marijuana

Release Date: 
December 11, 2012

Del Rio, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents seized more than 1,500 pounds of marijuana worth $1,235,000 in recent days.

Eagle Pass South Station agents stopped this Chevrolet truck and discovered 880 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of $704,720.

Eagle Pass South Station agents stopped this Chevrolet truck and discovered 880 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of $704,720.

Friday, Eagle Pass South Station agents, patrolling on a local ranch, responded to a report of suspicious activity. Agents observed a Chevrolet dually truck leaving the location and performed a vehicle stop. As agents approached the truck, they discovered several white feed sacks in the back seat. A total of 880 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of $704,720 were seized from the vehicle.

Sunday, Eagle Pass South Station agents, assigned linewatch duties, observed footprints leading away from the Rio Grande River near a local ranch. Further investigation led agents to discover three military-style duffel bags containing approximately 257 pounds of marijuana with an estimated value of $205,224.

Also on Sunday, Eagle Pass South Station agents, working inside a local ranch, spotted fresh footprints leading away from the Rio Grande River. Agents began to track the footprints, and approximately one mile away from the river Border Patrol agents found six green military-style duffle bags containing approximately 406 pounds of marijuana with an estimated value of $195,000.

All cases were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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Last modified: 
February 9, 2017