Border Patrol seizes over $715K in Narcotics in one day

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EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol agents have seized over 900 pounds of marijuana in less than 24 hours.

On Thursday, Weslaco agents followed shoe prints on a trail north of the Rio Grande.

The prints led to an abandoned barn where they located 136 pounds of marijuana worth about $109K. Agents searched the area for the smugglers and additional drugs to no avail.

Later in the evening Rio Grande City agents working near Garciasville, Texas, received information that a vehicle laden with narcotics was travelling north from the Rio Grande towards a nearby residence.

After arriving, Border Patrol contacted the Starr County High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force and requested their assistance.

With the HIDTA Task Force’s assistance Border Patrol agents entered the home and discovered about 759 pounds of marijuana worth nearly $607K.

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