Texas Border Business
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents continue to disrupt narcotic smuggling attempts throughout the Rio Grande Valley.
On Wednesday, Falfurrias agents working at the checkpoint referred a pickup for secondary inspection. Agents searched two cardboard boxes on the bed of the vehicle and discovered multiple bundles of marijuana weighing nearly 200 pounds worth an estimated 158K.
Today, in the early hours of the morning, Rio Grande City agents observed several subjects carrying bundles of marijuana near Fronton, Texas. As agents approached the area, the smugglers abandoned the narcotics and absconded into Mexico. Agents seized six bundles of marijuana weighing over 400 pounds worth an estimated $337K.
In addition, within the last two days, Border Patrol agents seized over 330 pounds of marijuana in a separate incident worth an estimated 265K.
Border Patrol is processing the cases accordingly.
The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and report suspicious activity at 800-863-9382