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Rio Grande Valley Agents Seize over $2.7M worth of Drugs

Release Date: 
June 15, 2020

EDINBURG, Texas – Since Friday, agents seized over 315 pounds of marijuana and more than 75 pounds of cocaine.

On Friday, Fort Brown agents conducting patrol operations near Brownsville, Texas, discovered three black plastic bags at the bottom of a canal. A search of the bags revealed more than 35 pounds of marijuana worth approximately $28K. An additional search of the area yielded negative results.

Saturday evening, Harlingen agents working near La Gloria, Texas, observed a subject running south of the river levee. Agents searched the nearby field and discovered four bundles of marijuana weighing more than 283 pounds of marijuana, worth more than $226K.

Additionally, agents assigned to the checkpoints seized approximately 75 pounds of cocaine, worth more than $2.4M in two separate incidents.

The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and report suspicious activity at 800-863-9382. 

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 15, 2020