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More Than a Ton of Marijuana Seized Over the Weekend

Release Date: 
September 27, 2010

Edinburg, Texas - More than $2 million worth of marijuana was seized by U.S. Border Patrol agents in several incidents over the weekend.

Agents seized 578 pounds of marijuana from a group of men walking toward the community of Escobares, Texas, at about 6 a.m. on Sept. 26.

Agents seized 578 pounds of marijuana from a group of men walking toward the community of Escobares, Texas, at about 6 a.m. on Sept. 26.

The largest seizure occurred Saturday when more than 800 pounds of marijuana and the vehicle used to transport the drugs were seized near Sullivan City, Texas.

In a second notable seizure, Sunday, agents encountered a group of men walking toward the community of Escobares, Texas, at about 6 a.m. The men had walked north from the river and were nearing the community when the agents identified themselves. The group of men dropped their cargo, and scattered into the surrounding brush.

In total, more than 2,500 pounds of marijuana were seized in about 20 events that spanned from Rio Grande City to Brownsville, and north to the Falfurrias and Kingsville checkpoints.

To report suspicious activity, call the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector's toll-free number at (800) 863-9382.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017