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EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents seized more than $880K worth of narcotics over a three day period.

On Friday, agents from the Rio Grande City station working near Garciasville, Texas, observed a red Chevrolet sports utility vehicle travelling away from the Rio Grande at a high rate of speed. Upon arrival, agents located the vehicle abandoned on a dirt road near the Rio Grande. A search of the abandoned vehicle revealed 59 bundles of marijuana weighing over 660 pounds, worth an estimated $535K.

That same day, Rio Grande City agents working near Escobares, Texas, observed several subjects carrying bundles of narcotics north of the Rio Grande. As agents responded, the smugglers abandoned the narcotics and fled to Mexico. Agents searched the area and discovered five bundles of marijuana weighing more than 181 pounds worth an estimated $146K.

On Saturday, Kingsville agents working at the Javier Vega Jr. Checkpoint referred a Chevrolet pickup for secondary inspection after a Border Patrol K-9 alerted to it. During the inspection, agents discovered over 75 pounds of marijuana concealed inside the pickup. The marijuana is worth an estimated $61K. Agents arrested the driver and escorted the subject to the station for processing. Kenedy County Sheriff’s Office took custody of the subject, narcotics, and vehicle.

On Sunday, agents working at the Javier Vega Jr. Checkpoint referred a tractor-trailer to the secondary inspection area after a Border Patrol K-9 alerted to the trailer. During the investigation, agents discovered a compartment in the trailer that contained over 175 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $142K. Agents arrested the driver and escorted him to the station for processing. Border Patrol turned over the subject, narcotics and tractor and trailer to the Kenedy County Sheriff’s Office.

The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and to help save lives by reporting suspicious activity at 800-863-9382.

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