Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Agents seize over 1,000 lbs. of marijuana in seven hours

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EDINBURG, Texas – In a seven-hour period, Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol agents interrupted four smuggling attempts that resulted in the seizure of more than 1,100 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated nearly $1 million.

In a press release from CBP, early Thursday morning, agents assigned to the Rio Grande City station detected several subjects carrying suspected bundles of narcotics from the Rio Grande.

Agents intercepted the smuggling attempt. It resulted in the seizure of several bundles of marijuana weighing about 450 lbs. 

On Wednesday, agents from the Rio Grande City, Fort Brown and McAllen stations intercepted three different smuggling attempts that resulted in the seizure of 13 bundles of marijuana weighing 686 lbs.

These events occurred in Garceno, Escobares, Brownsville and Havana, Texas, said the press release.

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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