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Rio Grande Valley Agents Seize Nearly $400K in Marijuana

Release Date: 
June 26, 2020

EDINBURG, Texas, – Agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector seized nearly 470 lbs. of marijuana.

Yesterday, agents assigned to the Rio Grande City station observed multiple subjects emerge from the brush and load bundles of marijuana into a waiting SUV. When the driver saw the agents, he drove south, abandoned the vehicle, and swam back to Mexico. In the vehicle agents discovered 21 bundles of marijuana, weighing 467 lbs., with an estimated value of $374,000.

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Even with the spread of the COVID-19 virus, human smugglers continue to try these brazen attempts with zero regard for the lives they endanger nor to the health of the citizens of our great nation.  The U.S. Border Patrol agents of the Rio Grande Valley Sector will continue to safeguard the nation and community against these criminal elements.

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Last modified: 
June 26, 2020