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Eagle Pass North Agents Seize 470-pounds of Marijuana

Release Date: 
August 16, 2011

Del Rio, Texas - CBP U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass North Station seized more than $300,000 worth of marijuana Monday morning.

Agents working in the Quemado area around 10 a.m. Monday attempted to stop a 1998 Chevrolet pickup truck. The pickup sped away, stopping near the Rio Grande River, where the two occupants jumped out and fled across the river to Mexico.

Agents recovered six large bundles from the back of the pickup, containing a total of 470 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated value of $376,000. The marijuana was turned over to agents of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement - Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017