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One bust leads to another in the Rio Grande Valley

Release Date: 
May 28, 2018

EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol Agents and the Starr County High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force (HIDTA) seized over 300 pounds of marijuana at a residence and apprehended 70 illegal aliens at a separate location.

Law Enforcement arrests 70 aliens and seizes 300 pounds of marijuana
Law Enforcement arrests 70 aliens and
seizes 300 pounds of marijuana

Yesterday, collaborative efforts led to the seizure of 34 bundles of marijuana, weighing 320 pounds, and the arrest of an illegal alien at a residence near Roma, Texas. Additional information received resulted in the discovery of another suspected stash house. Border Patrol Agents, HIDTA Officers, Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers, Roma Police Officers, and Rio Grande City Police Officers disrupted the smuggling operation and apprehended 70 illegal aliens.

The Starr County HIDTA Task Force took custody of the subject arrested at the marijuana stash house.

The illegal aliens were from Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Honduras.

All subjects were offered medical attention and will be processed accordingly.

The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and to help save lives by reporting suspicious activity at 800-863-9382. 

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Last modified: 
May 29, 2018