RGV Agents Seize $300K of Marijuana

BROWNSVILLE, Texas –Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents interdicted two drug smuggling attempts resulting in the seizure of more than 375 pounds of marijuana.

On the morning of Jan. 6, Brownsville Border Patrol Station (BRP) agents observed several subjects loading suspected marijuana into a vehicle near Los Fresnos Canal in Brownsville, Texas. BRP agents, in collaboration with the Texas Department of Public Safety troopers, were able to conduct a vehicle stop on a Chevrolet Tahoe and seized approximately 187 pounds of marijuana, valued at over $149K.  The driver was placed under arrest and transported to the station for processing.

That evening, BRP agents responded to suspected illegal activity near Brownsville, Texas. As agents arrived, they observed a Ford F-150 departing the area at a high rate of speed. Agents conducted a traffic stop and discovered several bundles of marijuana weighing over 188 pounds inside the cab. Further inspection of the truck revealed six grams of cocaine and nearly $6K in cash. The driver was placed under arrest and transported to the station for processing.

The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and report suspicious activity at 800-863-9382.

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