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Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol agents seize over 300 pounds of marijuana

Release Date: 
July 20, 2018

PROGRESO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents seize over 300 pounds of marijuana after conducting a traffic stop.

Agents seized over 300 pounds of marijuana near Progreso, Texas
Agents seized over 300 pounds of
marijuana near Progreso, Texas

Yesterday, agents assigned to the Weslaco station witnessed a man attempt to smuggle several bundles of narcotics that were loaded onto his vehicle near the bank of the Rio Grande and then drive north to exploit one of the gaps in the border wall.  Agents arrested the driver, and seized four bundles of narcotics along with the vehicle as a result of a vehicle stop.

The driver, a 23-year-old United States citizen and narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and to help save lives by reporting suspicious activity at 800-863-9382. 

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Last modified: 
July 23, 2018