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Over one million dollars’ worth of marijuana seized by agents in the Rio Grande Valley

Release Date: 
April 26, 2017

RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas – Border Patrol agents prevented illicit narcotics from entering the United States on Friday.Marijuana seized by Rio Grande City Border Patrol agents

While conducting patrol duties, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande City Station observed a black Chevy Suburban loaded with bundles of marijuana. When the agents attempted to conduct a traffic stop, the driver failed to yield and a brief pursuit ensued. The vehicle came to a stop when it hit a fence post in the area of La Casita.

Over $1 million in marijuanaThe driver of the vehicle, a United States citizen, was arrested. More than 1,500 pounds of marijuana, valued at over one million dollars, was seized along with the 2004 Suburban.

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February 3, 2021