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Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol agents seize close to $1 million worth of marijuana

Release Date: 
September 24, 2015

LA ROSITA, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector confiscated close to $1 million worth of marijuana Sunday.

Marijuana stored inside metal tanker

Marijuana stored inside metal tanker

The seizure occurred early that morning when agents assigned to the Rio Grande City Station were following the footprints of a group of people that had traveled north. The trail led to a metal tanker in which agents, with the assistance of a K-9, found nearly 1,200 pounds of marijuana.  

The narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.  The metal tanker was seized by Border Patrol.

The Rio Grande Valley Sector is part of the Joint Task Force-West South Texas Corridor, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations. To report suspicious activity, call the sector’s toll-free telephone number at 800-863-9382.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017