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Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol agents seize more than 600 pounds of marijuana

Release Date: 
June 5, 2015

ROMA, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than 600 pounds of marijuana early Friday morning. 

Marijuana seized by Rio Grande City Agents

Marijuana seized by Rio Grande City Agents

The seizure occurred when agents spotted several smugglers crossing the Rio Grande with bundles of marijuana. As agents responded to the area the smugglers fled back to Mexico, leaving behind seven bundles. The marijuana has an estimated value of $480,000 and was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration. 

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