RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas – Border Patrol agents seized more than 1,000 pounds of marijuana on Tuesday while conducting line operations.
Agents assigned to the Rio Grande City Station observed a Chevy Silverado idling by the Rio Grande with its lights off. When the agents approached, the driver drove the vehicle south to the edge of the river bank, then exited the vehicle and ran.
A total of 88 bundles of marijuana were located in the truck with an estimated value of nearly one million dollars. No arrests were made, the drugs and vehicle were seized.
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