Border Patrol seizes over $460K worth of narcotics

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Source: U.S. Border Patrol

February 07 2021 06:00 pm

EDINBURG, Texas – Tuesday afternoon, Harlingen agents working near San Pedro, Texas, located an abandoned bundle of marijuana weighing more than 50 pounds. The agency’s press release said the drugs are valued at over $40,000. A search of the area for subjects or additional bundles yielded negative results.

Tuesday night, National Guard personnel assisting the United States Border Patrol in the Fort Brown Station area in Brownsville, observed and reported multiple drug smugglers approaching the nearby border infrastructure. Moments later, agents, with a Border Patrol K-9, responded to the area and located three smugglers and 72 pounds of marijuana. The drugs are valued at over $57,000.

The press release said early Wednesday morning, Rio Grande Valley Sector agents responded to a report of a drug smuggling attempt in Garciasville, Texas. Agents, a K-9 team and CBP air searched the dense brush. The search led to the capture of four drug smugglers and the seizure of more than 450 pounds of marijuana valued at over $365,000.

The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and report suspicious activity at 800-863-9382.

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