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Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Agents Seize Over 1,500 Pounds of Marijuana in Abandoned Water Buffalo

Release Date: 
December 29, 2014

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas - On December 26, 2014, at approximately 2:00 pm, Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Rio Grande City Station conducting line-watch duties, near Rio Grande City, Texas, came upon an abandoned water buffalo.

abandoned water buffalo

Abandoned Water Buffalo

As the agents approached the water buffalo, they noticed a distinct smell of marijuana emitting from within the metal structure. Due to the lid of the container not being attached, agents were able to observe several bundles of marijuana in plain view. No subjects were arrested or vehicles seized. The narcotics were transported to the Rio Grande City Station for further processing.

A total of 232 bricks of marijuana were seized with a total weight of 1,705 pounds with an estimated value of $1,364,206.

The narcotics will be turned over to the appropriate law enforcement agency.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017