U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley disrupted six narcotic smuggling attempts resulting in the seizure of over 1,200 pounds of marijuana in separate incidents.
On Thursday, Rio Grande City agents working near Los Barreras, Texas, observed multiple subjects load bundles of marijuana into a vehicle just north of the Rio Grande. As agents responded, the driver abandoned the vehicle and fled the area. A search of the vehicle revealed 12 bundles of marijuana weighing nearly 560 pounds worth an estimated $448K.
Additionally, within the past three days agents stopped five separate marijuana smuggling attempts resulting in the seizure of over 680 pounds with an estimated value of $544K.