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Rio Grande Valley Sector Agents Seize $5.1 Million Worth of Marijuana Over Weekend

Release Date: 
March 16, 2015

EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents seized $5.1 million worth of marijuana over this past weekend during several incidents.

Marijuana bundles hiddens among limes

Marijuana bundles hiddens among limes

The largest seizure occurred Friday morning when agents assigned to the Falfurrias Station arrested a woman attempting to smuggle nearly 3,500 pounds of marijuana with an estimated value of more than $2.7 million through the checkpoint. Agents referred the woman, who is a United States citizen, to the secondary inspection area after a K-9 alerted to the tractor-trailer she was driving. Agents searched the trailer and discovered 134 bundles of marijuana. The case is currently under investigation.

Several additional seizures brought the total amount of marijuana confiscated over the weekend to more than 6,400 pounds.

To report suspicious activity, call the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector’s toll-free telephone number at 800-863-9382.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017