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Eagle Pass Border Patrol Seizes Marijuana

Release Date: 
February 16, 2010

Del Rio, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass North Border Patrol Station seized more than 288 pounds of marijuana valued $230,000 in two separate incidents.

This Buick LeSabre was among two vehicles Eagle Pass North agents found loaded with marijuana over the past holiday weekend.

Searches of two vehicles, in separate recent events, yielded a total of 288 pounds of marijuana, valued at $230,000.

Around 1:30 p.m. Monday, agents responded to suspicious activity near Quemado, and performed a vehicle stop on a tan Buick LeSabre. A search of the vehicle yielded several bundles of marijuana containing 80 individually wrapped packages. Two subjects were arrested and turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration, along with the contraband which had a total weight of 166 pounds.

Friday evening, agents responded to a report of two subjects loading what appeared to be narcotics into the trunk of a 2005 Nissan Altima near downtown Eagle Pass. When agents arrived two individuals began walking away from the sedan. Agents questioned the subjects and were given consent to search the vehicle. Two large duffle bags containing 12 individually wrapped packages of marijuana were found in the car. The contraband, which had a total weight of 122 pounds, and the subjects were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017