Border Patrol Seizes $7.2 Million in Marijuana

Some of the marijuana seized this week in the RGV Sector

MCALLEN–The Border Patrol reports more than 9,000 pounds of marijuana were seized this weekend worth $7.2 million from the Rio Grande Valley sector.

The first big seizure happened on Thursday morning in the Rio Grande City station when they found a man sitting in a wooded area. When they approached him, he ran, but was caught.

After the Border Patrol searched his car, they discovered nearly a 1,000 pounds of marijuana in the cab and in a fake fuel tank of the truck.

On Saturday, in Cuevitas near Rio Grande City, agents saw several men loading bundles of narcotics into two vehicles in thick brush.

Agents raided the area and the men scattered, but they found more than 1,300 pounds of marijuana after a search of the vehicles and the area.

Vehicle that flipped near Granjeno, Tx

Also on Saturday, an agent tried to pull over a vehicle speeding near the levee in the Granjeno area and it flipped over.

Marijuana found near Granjeno, Tx

Agents found 11 bundles of marijuana that weighed out to nearly 1,000 pounds inside the vehicle.

–Manuel De La Rosa, South Texas Tribune,

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