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Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Agents seize more than 1,200 pounds of marijuana in several seizures

Release Date: 
June 5, 2015

EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol agents seized more than 1,200 pounds of marijuana.  A total of three seizures occurred within 3 hours of each other yesterday. The seizures occurred in Havana, Fronton and Garciasville, Texas.

799 pounds of marijuana

Seven hundred ninety-nine pounds of marijuana confiscated by Rio Grande City Border Patrol agents

The biggest seizure occurred in Garciasville, Texas, when Rio Grande City Border Patrol agents confiscated 799 pounds of marijuana. Tracking fresh footprints and with the assistance of a service K9, agents were led directly to a storage shed.  Inside, agents found 14 large military duffle bags containing marijuana. The marijuana was turned over to Starr County Sheriff’s Office. The total value of all seized marijuana was approximately $960,000.00.   

The Rio Grande Valley Sector is part of the 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