Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol agents seize over $1M worth of marijuana within hours
RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas – On Tuesday, April 3, agents working near Garceno, Texas observed a Ford F-150 leaving the Rio Grande at a high rate of speed. Agents responded to the area and located the vehicle abandoned. In the bed of the pickup, agents discovered 50 bundles of marijuana weighing over 600 pounds worth an estimated $500K.
Hours later, agents working near Fronton, Texas observed several subjects loading bundles of marijuana into a Chevrolet Trail Blazer. Agents responded to the location and observed the driver abandon the vehicle and flee to Mexico. Inside the vehicle, agents discovered 76 bundles of marijuana weighing nearly 900 pounds worth an estimated $713K.
Both vehicles were seized and the marijuana will be turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
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