RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas – Border Patrol agents prevented illicit narcotics from entering the United States on Friday.
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.
The 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.
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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