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Weslaco Station Agents Make Another Big Dope Bust

Release Date: 
December 3, 2010

Alamo, Texas - A Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine helicopter assisted Border Patrol agents assigned to the Weslaco Station Thursday with the seizure of close to 1,200 pounds of marijuana.

On Dec 2, Weslaco, Texas Border Patrol Agents seized close to 1,200 pounds of Marijuana and a Chevy Astro minivan south of Alamo, Texas with the assistance of a Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine helicopter.

On Dec 2, Weslaco, Texas Border Patrol Agents seized close to 1,200 pounds of Marijuana and a Chevy Astro minivan south of Alamo, Texas with the assistance of a Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine helicopter.

The event transpired at about 4:30 p.m. when agents on patrol south of Alamo, near Cesar Chavez Road, witnessed a group of men loading a Chevy Astro minivan with bundles. The minivan attempted to accelerate north, but the driver made a U-turn and headed toward the Rio Grande when he noticed the agents approaching. The driver and a passenger bailed out soon after and were last seen swimming toward Mexico by the airmen in the helicopter which came to assist. Agents discovered a total of 78 bundles of marijuana valued at close to $1 million inside the vehicle.

Earlier this week, agents on patrol south of Donna seized close to 850 pounds of marijuana in a similar incident which occurred just west of the one on Cesar Chavez Road.

The Drug Enforcement Administration assumed custody of the narcotics from both incidents.

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Last modified: 
February 9, 2017