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RGV Sector agents seize nearly $3.2 million worth of marijuana on Monday alone

Release Date: 
February 11, 2015

EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents confiscated nearly $3.2 million worth of marijuana Monday during multiple seizures.

One of several siezures on Monday

One of several siezures on Monday

The largest seizure occurred near Los Barreras when Rio Grande City Station agents were notified of possible narcotics smuggling activity. A short time later they received a report of multiple subjects loading bundles of marijuana into a green Isuzu Rodeo.  Agents immediately responded to the location in an attempt to intercept the vehicle. Upon seeing the agents, the driver of the vehicle immediately came to a stop in the middle of the road. Agents approached the vehicle and found nearly 700 pounds of marijuana inside. The driver of the vehicle, an adult male Mexican national, was arrested. An Office of Air and Marine helicopter responded to the location and observed 14 subjects returning to Mexico.  

Several additional seizures brought the amount of marijuana confiscated on Monday to nearly 3,800 pounds with an estimated value of nearly $3.2 million. 

To report suspicious activity, call the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector’s toll-free telephone number at 800-863-9382.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017