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Rio Grande Valley agents seize 1,600 pounds of marijuana

Release Date: 
February 12, 2015
Bundles seized by Rio Grande Valley agents

Bundles seized by Rio Grande Valley agents

EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents confiscated more than $1 million worth of marijuana during multiple seizures.

The largest seizure occurred while Rio Grande City Station agents were conducting operations near Roma. Several subjects were observed loading bundles of marijuana into a vehicle. Upon the agents arrival, the suspects fled south across the Rio Grande into Mexico. Agents found five bundles of marijuana weighing nearly 350 pounds near the vehicle. 

Additional seizures by the Rio Grande City, Falfurrias, McAllen, and Weslaco stations brought the daily total to 1,572 pounds with an estimated worth of more than $1.2 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