Border Patrol Agents Stop Smuggling Attempts, Agent Transported to Hospital
EDINBURG – On Monday Border Patrol agents responded to a report of a red pickup truck loading narcotics.
A pursuit ensued and the driver struck a Border Patrol vehicle.
The vehicle then came to a stop and the driver ran off.
In the truck, agents found 39 bundles containing 451 pounds of marijuana worth about $360,000.
The Border Patrol agent involved in vehicular assault was transported to a local hospital.
He suffered minor injuries and was released.
On Tuesday agents in an unmarked Border Patrol vehicle observed a white Chevrolet Tahoe loaded with narcotics.
Troopers attempted to stop the vehicle but the driver failed to yield and continued driving.
The subjects eventually abandoned the vehicle in a cane field.
A search of the area resulted in the arrest of the driver and two others.
In the vehicle they found 141 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $112,000.
Thursday morning, agents observed six subjects with five bundles of narcotics south of Garciasville.
Agents apprehended four subjects and a total of five bundles of marijuana, worth an estimated $188,000.
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