Border Patrol agents assaulted

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RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas – This week Border Patrol agents disrupted several narcotic smuggling attempts.

During one of the pursuits, the driver of a pickup truck struck a marked Border Patrol agent’s unit while trying to escape.

One agent was transported to a local hospital by EMS suffering from minor injuries.

The driver of that pickup truck fled the scene. Five others were apprehended and turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Over 800 pounds of marijuana were seized.

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