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U.S. Border Patrol Agents in Uvalde Seize Contraband

Release Date: 
March 2, 2010

Del Rio, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Uvalde Station seized more than 200 pounds of marijuana, valued at more than $170,000, on Monday.

Uvalde Border Patrol agents performed a vehicle stop, seizing more than 200 pounds of marijuana in several large duffle bags located throughout the car.

Early Monday morning, agents observing traffic near Uvalde noticed two suspicious vehicles traveling in tandem on FM 1025 (Farm-to-Market road). Agents performed vehicle stops on the two vehicles, a black Nissan and a white Suburban. As agents approached the Nissan, the driver bailed out of the vehicle and fled on foot. The car was found to contain several large duffle bags loaded with bricks of marijuana.

The driver of the Suburban was arrested for possession of a personal amount of marijuana. Record checks revealed that the passenger had an outstanding warrant for a felony assault out of Austin. Both subjects were arrested and taken into custody. The vehicles were seized and the contraband turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017