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Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol seizes over $6.3 million in marijuana over weekend

Release Date: 
July 13, 2015

EDINBURG, Texas — Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than $6.3 million in marijuana over this past weekend.

vehicle with marijuana inside

Rio Grande Valley Sector Agents make significant seizures over the weekend.

The most significant seizure occurred Saturday at approximately 3 p.m. when agents assigned to the Rio Grande City Station were advised of possible illegal activity near Chapeño.  Agents responded to the area and found an abandoned van with more than 1,300 pounds of marijuana inside.

Several additional seizures throughout the sector brought the total amount of marijuana confiscated from Friday through Sunday to nearly 8,000 pounds.   

The Rio Grande Valley Sector is part of the South Texas Corridor, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations. To report suspicious activity, call the sector’s toll-free telephone number at 800-863-9382.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017