Border Patrol seize over $450K worth of marijuana

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FRONTON, Texas — U.S. Border Patrol said Rio Grande City (RGC) agents prevented a drug smuggling attempt that led to the discovery of more than 575 pounds of marijuana.

Tuesday morning, RGC agents working near Fronton, Texas, saw a Ford Ranger leave the Rio Grande. Agents located the truck abandoned on private property.

Also located was a utility terrain vehicle that was reported stolen out of Houston.

An inspection of the Ford Ranger revealed over 576 pounds of marijuana worth more than $461,000 found in the bed of the truck.

The driver of the truck was not located.

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