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Rio Grande Valley Sector Agents Seize Marijuana Worth Over $540,000

Release Date: 
December 31, 2014

ESCOBARES, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector seized more than 680 pounds of marijuana Tuesday night.

Marijuana seized by Rio Grande City agents

Marijuana seized by Rio Grande City agents

The seizure occurred when Rio Grande City agents observed numerous individuals moving north from the Rio Grande carrying bundles of narcotics. When the agents identified themselves, the smugglers dropped the bundles and fled south back to Mexico. After a thorough search of the area, agents seized 10 bundles of marijuana worth an estimated $540,000.

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