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Drug Smugglers Use Road Spikes to Slow Border Patrol

3 years 8 months 4 weeks ago Tuesday, January 31 2017 Jan 31, 2017 January 31, 2017 4:29 PM January 31, 2017 in News

NEAR RIO GRANDE CITY - U.S. Border Patrol officials said drug smugglers managed to prevent their apprehensions.

The incident happened Friday morning near Rio Grande City.

Agents said they were tracking a vehicle who they previously saw picking up narcotics. When agents tried to stop the vehicle, the smugglers threw out caltrops disabling two of their units.

A caltrop is made of nails or anything metal welded together; specifically designed to blow out tires.

Agents found the vehicle abandoned near the river. Inside, they found more caltrops and bundles of marijuana.

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