Mexican Military Helps Border Patrol in Drug Bust

5 years 2 months 2 weeks ago Saturday, March 04 2017 Mar 4, 2017 March 04, 2017 5:16 PM March 04, 2017 in News

     SANTA MARIA - Nearly 600 pounds of marijuana were seized by Border Patrol agents on Friday. The agents were patrolling the river near Santa Maria when they discovered nine people preparing to cross the Rio Grande. Each person was reportedly carrying a bundle of marijuana. 
     Air and Marine Operations sent a helicopter to the scene which caused the smugglers to hesitate crossing over from Mexico. Their hesitation allowed the Mexican Military to respond and intercept the alleged smugglers and their load.
     In addition to the 561 pounds of marijuana, the bi-national seizure resulted in the capture of six alleged smugglers.

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