RGV Border Patrol makes large seizures of prescription drugs

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(Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents seized $90,000 worth of Xanax and Tramadol over the weekend, said the agency in a press release.

On Saturday, Border Patrol agents working at the Javier Vega, Jr. Checkpoint referred a Nissan Cube to secondary inspection area following a K-9 alert.

A search of the vehicle yielded 128 Xanax pills and 261 Tramadol pills. The two occupants were arrested and turned over to the Kenedy County Sheriff’s Office.

On the following day, agents assigned to the Harlingen Border Patrol station working near San Pedro, Texas, arrested six subjects and seized two bundles of suspected narcotics. A seventh subject fled to Mexico, said the release.

Agents examined the smuggled contraband and discovered the bundles contained 9,000 pills of the prescription drug Farmapram (generic Xanax), a Schedule IV controlled substance.  

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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