Border Patrol Agents Stop Smuggling Attempts, Agent Transported to Hospital

1 year 8 months 3 weeks ago Thursday, December 26 2019 Dec 26, 2019 December 26, 2019 11:42 AM December 26, 2019 in News - Local

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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