Valley Border Patrol Agents Seize Over 800 Pounds of Marijuana
EDINBURG – Rio Grande City Station Border Patrol agents seized over 800 pounds of marijuana in two days.
On Saturday, agents working near Garceno received information of several subjects carrying large bundles of suspected narcotics.
As agents moved into the area, they encountered an abandoned pickup truck loaded with bundles of marijuana.
Agents seized seven bundles of marijuana, weighing more than 459 pounds, worth an estimated $367,000.
Sunday morning, Weslaco agents working in Pharr observed four subjects carrying bundles of suspected narcotics.
Agents were able to apprehend one subject and three bundles of marijuana.
The three remaining suspects fled into Mexico.
The total weight of the bundles was 138 pounds, worth an estimated $110,000.
The suspected smuggler was processed accordingly.
Later that evening, Harlingen agents working near Bluetown apprehended four suspected drug smugglers.
The subjects were encountered in the brush near four bundles of marijuana.
The agents discovered the group after tracking their foot sign from the Rio Grande.
The bundles weighed 207 pounds and have an approximate value of $165,000.
Agents processed the subjects accordingly.