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Over $4.5 million of narcotics seized by Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol agents

Release Date: 
November 22, 2017

EDINBURG, Texas — Border Patrol operations throughout the Rio Grande Valley result in nine separate narcotic interdictions.

Over 1,700 pounds of marijuana seized by Border Patrol agents
Over 1,700 pounds of marijuana seized
by Border Patrol agents

Last week, Rio Grande Valley Sector agents seized nearly 90 pounds of cocaine with an estimated value of over $2.7 million, over 1,700 pounds of marijuana with an estimated value of over $1.3 million and 17 pounds of liquid methamphetamine with an estimated value of over $500,000. The seizures were results of Border Patrol operations along the river and at Border Patrol checkpoints.

“The commitment of our agents to keeping our country safe is evident as they work tirelessly to prevent narcotics from reaching their intended destination in the United States,” said Chief Patrol Agent Manuel Padilla, Jr.

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: 
November 24, 2017