Texas Border Business
EDINBURG, Texas – Agents seize nearly 1900 pounds of marijuana in five separate incidents.
On Tuesday, Brownsville Station agents observed four suspected narcotic smugglers traveling north of the river. As agents attempted to arrest them, the smugglers abandoned the bundles and fled to Mexico. Agents seized four bundles of marijuana, weighing more than 96 pounds, worth an estimated $77K.
Friday night, Brownsville Station agents received information of two suspected narcotic smugglers walking north of the Rio Grande. As agents approached, both smugglers dropped the bundles and attempted to abscond. A search of the immediate area led to the discovery of two bundles of marijuana, weighing more than 93 pounds, worth an estimated $75K. With the assistance of a Border Patrol K-9, a search of the area led to the arrest of one of the smugglers. Border Patrol turned the narcotics over to the Homeland Security Investigations, the smuggler will be processed accordingly.
Additionally, since last Tuesday, Rio Grande Valley Sector agents seized more than 1700 pounds of marijuana worth more than $1.3M in three separate incidents.
The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and report suspicious activity at 800-863-9382.