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Over 500 pounds of Marijuana seized by Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol

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LA CASITA, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents interdicted a marijuana smuggling attempt along the Rio Grande. 

Over 500 pounds of marijuana
Agents seize over 500 pounds of
marijuana near Rio Grande City

Early this morning, Rio Grande City Station agents observed several subjects illegally cross the Rio Grande south of La Casita, Texas. As agents began to track the group, they discovered eight bundles of marijuana along the path. An extensive search of the area resulted in the apprehension of five illegal aliens.

The marijuana weighed over 500 pounds and has an estimated value of $414K.

Agents turned the narcotics over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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

Please visit www.cbp.gov to view additional news releases and other information pertaining to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Follow us on Twitter at @CBPRGV.

Last Modified: February 3, 2021