Border Agents seize nearly 400 pounds of marijuana in 24 hours

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Agents seize nearly 400 lbs. of marijuana in four separate smuggling events. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection press release)

EDINBURG, Texas (KVEO) — Border agents seized nearly 400 pounds of marijuana within 24 hours on separate smuggling cases.

According to a release, agents observed several subjects near the river in Escobares. When agents approached, the suspects fled to Mexico leaving behind a bundle of marijuana. The bundle weighing 35 pounds was valued at $28,000.

Additionally, McAllen agents working in Havana, Texas early Thursday morning observed various subjects illegally entering the U.S. The release states the subjects fled to Mexico. Agents found two abandoned bundles of marijuana valued at $56,000.

Wednesday, agents from Weslaco responded to reports of suspicious activity. Agents, along with the Border Patrol Riverine Unit, seized 95 pounds of marijuana valued at $76,000.

Also, the Rio Grande Valley Horse Patrol Unit stopped a narcotics load in Escobares. The release states agents observed various subjects cross the river carrying several bundles of contraband. The smugglers dropped the bundles and fled to Mexico. Agents seized 190 pounds of marijuana valued at $153,000.

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