Marijuana seized and smugglers arrested


RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector agents disrupted three narcotic smuggling attempts near the Hidalgo, Starr county line.

One of those attempts happened in Los Ebanos where five smugglers fled and abandoned the bundles of narcotics after agents on horseback approached them.

A short while later near La Grulla, agents were able to track down and apprehend the group.

Finally, in La Joya an aerostat blimp observed smugglers crossing back into Mexico on an awaiting raft, abandoning narcotics.

The seizures valued over $350,000.

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