U.S. Border Patrol agents disrupted four separate narcotic smuggling attempts and seized over 1100 pounds of marijuana over a three day period.
Friday, agents from the Rio Grande City station working near Cuevitas, Texas, observed multiple subjects walking north of the Rio Grande carrying bundles of suspected narcotics. As agents responded, the smugglers abandoned the narcotics and fled to Mexico. Agents seized four bundles of marijuana weighing nearly 210 pounds, worth an estimated $168K.
On Saturday, Rio Grande City agents on patrol near Rio Grande City, Texas, observed multiple subject’s footprints on a river road heading north. As agents searched the nearby brush, they observed six smugglers go back to Mexico. A search of the area led to the discovery of five bundles of marijuana weighing more than 346 pounds, worth an estimated $277K.
Sunday, Harlingen agents working near El Calaboz, Texas, observed multiple subjects carrying bundles north of the Rio Grande. As agents responded, the smugglers abandoned the bundles and fled to Mexico. A search of the area revealed three bundles of marijuana weighing over 190 pounds, worth an estimated $152K.
In addition, over the three-day period, Border Patrol agents seized over 410 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $330K in a separate incident.