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U.S. Border Patrol Seizes More than 8 Tons of Marijuana in a Week

Release Date: 
March 11, 2010

Edinburg, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector seized more than 8 tons of marijuana in seven days.

This seizure yielded 897 pounds of marijuana near San Juan, Texas.

This seizure yielded 897 pounds of marijuana near San Juan, Texas.

From March 5 through March 11, Border Patrol agents made multiple marijuana seizures valued at more than $13.5 million. The seizures occurred across the Rio Grande Valley from Brownsville to Rio Grande City and north to the Falfurrias and Kingsville Border Patrol checkpoints and were unrelated.

To report suspicious activity, contact the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector's toll-free telephone number at (800) 863-9382.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017