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Del Rio Station Border Patrol Find 2 Abandoned Loads of Marijuana

Release Date: 
January 20, 2010

Del Rio, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Del Rio Station seized more than 370 pounds of marijuana Tuesday in two separate incidents.

Agents find 207 pounds of marijuana abandoned near the Rio Grande River.

Agents find 207 pounds of marijuana abandoned near the Rio Grande River.

The most notable seizure occurred west of Del Rio where agents observed suspicious activity on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande River. After a short period of time, they saw seven individuals crossing the river from the United States back into Mexico.

Agents found four bundles of marijuana hidden in heavy brush after they back-tracked the foot sign to the last known location of the group. The total weight of the contraband was 208 pounds with an estimated street value of more than $160,000.

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Last modified: 
February 9, 2017