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Drug Smugglers Don’t Take a Break in the Rio Grande Valley

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EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents spent the weekend stopping almost 800 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $635K, from entering the United States.

The largest of the five seizures occurred yesterday at the immigration checkpoint near Falfurrias, Texas. After a service K-9 alerted to a Ford F-250 in the primary lane, the truck was referred to secondary for further inspection. Agents discovered 23 bundles hidden in the pickup weighing 283 pounds.

The other four seizures occurred in both the Rio Grande City and Fort Brown station’s area of responsibility. Agents seized over 500 pounds of marijuana in Escobares, La Casita and Brownsville, Texas, during the interdictions. .

The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and report suspicious activity at 800-863-9382

Even with the spread of the COVID-19 virus, human smugglers continue to try these brazen attempts with zero regard for the lives they endanger nor to the health of the citizens of our great nation.  The U.S. Border Patrol agents of the Rio Grande Valley Sector will continue to safeguard the nation and community against these criminal elements.

Please visit www.cbp.gov to view additional news releases and other information pertaining to Customs and Border Protection.  Follow us on Twitter at @CBPRGV, @USBPChiefRGV and @USBPDepChiefRGV.

  • Last Modified: February 3, 2021