EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector confiscated more than $6.4 million worth of marijuana in multiple seizures over the past weekend.
The largest seizure was made Saturday by agents assigned to the Rio Grande City Station. The agents were working near Roma when they found vehicle tracks leading to the Rio Grande. The agents followed the tracks and found an abandoned Ford Expedition that was loaded with more than 1,900 pounds of marijuana.
Another large seizure was made that same day by agents assigned to the Falfurrias Station. During an immigration inspection, a Border Patrol K-9 detected the odor of marijuana coming from the cargo area of a tractor-trailer. Upon further inspection, agents discovered nearly 1,700 pounds of marijuana hidden in the trailer.
Several additional seizures pushed the total amount of marijuana confiscated from Friday through Sunday to more than 8,000 pounds.
Posted on Monday, October 29th, 2012
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