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Major Marijuana Bust in the Rio Grande Valley

Release Date: 
September 4, 2019

FRONTON, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents seized over 1,200 pounds of marijuana in a single incident.

Late Monday evening, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Special Operations Detachment working near Fronton, Texas, observed several subjects carrying bundles of narcotics across the Rio Grande. As agents approached, the smugglers abandoned the bundles and fled to Mexico. A search of the area resulted in the seizure of over 1,200 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated street value of $979K.

Additionally, over the past three days, agents stopped five marijuana smuggling attempts resulting in the arrest of six narcotic smugglers and the seizure of over 930 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $745K.

Border Patrol will process all subjects accordingly.

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

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Last modified: 
September 4, 2019