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Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol discovers golf bags filled with marijuana

Release Date: 
July 30, 2018

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Brownsville station disrupted a marijuana smuggling attempt at a golf course.  

Agents seize 50 pounds of marijuana at local golf course
Agents seize 50 pounds of marijuana
at local golf course

On Friday, Border Patrol riverine units patrolling the Rio Grande encountered several subjects swimming from the U.S. riverbank to the Mexican riverbank. Agents searched the area and discovered several abandoned golf bags filled with bundles of marijuana. The marijuana weighed approximately 50 pounds and has an estimated value of $40K.

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Last modified: 
July 31, 2018