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Marijuana Load Seized in Las Milpas by Weslaco Agents

Release Date: 
May 6, 2010

Las Milpas, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Weslaco Station seized 859 pounds of marijuana Wednesday.

On May 6, 2010, Weslaco Station Border Patrol agents seized 859 pounds of marijuana in Las Milpas, Texas.

On May 6, 2010, Weslaco Station Border Patrol agents seized 859 pounds of marijuana in Las Milpas, Texas.

Yesterday at about noon, Weslaco bike patrol agents observed a suspicious blue-green minivan traveling north from the Rio Grande at a high rate of speed near the Pharr port of entry. The agents followed the vehicle to a Las Milpas residence where the driver bailed out and fled on foot. The passenger, a male Mexican national, was apprehended by the agents. An inspection of the vehicle revealed 20 bundles of marijuana in the cargo area of the van with a value of nearly $700,000.

The vehicle was seized and the Drug Enforcement Administration assumed custody of the narcotics.

To report suspicious activity, contact the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector's toll-free telephone number at 1-800-863-9382.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017