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Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Agents Seize More Than 1,400 Pounds of Marijuana in 1 Day

Release Date: 
December 11, 2014
Marijuana seizure by Rio Grande City Agents

Marijuana seizure by Rio Grande City Agents

EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande City Border Patrol Station confiscated more than $1.1 million worth of marijuana in multiple seizures Wednesday.

One of the largest seizures occurred near Roma when agents responded to a report of several subjects carrying bundles. Agents arrived and noticed seven subjects running toward the Rio Grande. Agents conducted a search of the area for subjects and narcotics and found a total of 40 bundles with weight of 466 pounds. The narcotics were transported to the Rio Grande City Station for processing.

Several additional seizures brought the one-day total to more than 1,400 pounds.

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