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Eagle Pass Agents Seize Marijuana

Release Date: 
October 12, 2010

Del Rio, Texas - Eagle Pass Border Patrol agents made two drug seizures over the weekend totaling more than 350 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated street value of $250,000.

Saturday evening, agents assigned to the Eagle Pass North Station working near the Rio Grande River spotted an individual run back into heavy Carrizo cane toward Mexico. The subject left behind two large bundles that contained 14 individually wrapped packages of marijuana. The total weight of the dope was 118 pounds with an estimated street value of nearly $95,000.

Agents from Eagle Pass South Station came upon four abandoned duffle bags containing 231 lbs of marijuana.

Sunday night, agents assigned to the Eagle Pass South Station encountered footprints leading away from the bank of the Rio Grande River. After following the foot sign a short distance, agents came upon four abandoned duffle bags. The bags contained 231 pounds of marijuana with an estimated value of more than $185,000.

The contraband from both seizures was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017