Border Patrol seizes nearly 1,000 lbs. of drugs


Nearly 1,000 lbs. of Drugs Seized by Border Patrol (Source: CBP)

Edinburg (Texas)–Rio Grande Valley border patrol agents seize nearly 1,000 lbs. of drugs on Wednesday.

A Fort Brown agent saw multiple shoe prints travelling north near Brownville. After requesting assistance from nearby agents, the agent walked north and encountered several individuals in the brush attempting to conceal themselves.

The agents apprehended the four Mexican nationals after a brief foot pursuit. 

A search of the area from the agents led to the discovery and seizure of three bundles of marijuana, weighing 148 pounds, valued at over $118K.

Later that day, Rio Grande City agents working near Fronton saw several drug smugglers walking north from the Rio Grande with large bundles on their backs.

As the agents attempted to arrest the smugglers, they abandoned the drugs and fled.

The agents could not find the suspects. The marijuana weighed 217 pounds and is worth over $173K. 

A few hours later, an agent working near Refugio saw several drug smugglers walking in dense brush, north from the Rio Grande.

The smugglers exited the brush and attempted to get into an awaiting SUV. As the agent approached, the smugglers abandoned the drugs and fled to Mexico.

Agents seized 581 pounds of marijuana, valued at over $464K, and the vehicle.

The public is encouraged to report any suspicious activity at 800-863-9382. 

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