Marijuana, Ammo and Fireworks Seized in Starr County

More than $3 million worth of Marijuana Seized in Starr County

RIO GRANDE CITY–More than $3 million worth of marijuana, 250 rounds of ammunition and a big load of fireworks were seized by Border Patrol Agents in Starr County.

On Sunday, agents were investigating the report of a suspicious activity at a hunting cabin in Garciasville. They followed some tracks left by smugglers right to the cabin.

Inside, they could see more than 3,000 pounds of marijuana in plain sight.

More than 800 pounds of Marijuana Seized Near Rio Grande City.

Authorities report on Sunday night at a different location near Rio Grande City, they seized more than 800 pounds of marijuana.

In both cases, the weight of the marijuana was nearly 4,000 pounds and worth $3.4 million on the streets.

About $2,500 worth of fireworks seized in Starr County

In Fronton, which is in Starr County, agents seized about $2,500 worth of fireworks and 250 rounds of 9 mm ammunition.

Agents saw some people carry big bundles towards the Rio Grande. When they approached them, they ditched the bundles and ran into some thick brush near the river and got away.

Inside the bundles left behind by the smugglers, the Border Patrol discovered the fireworks and the ammunition. The fireworks and ammo were turned over to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

–Manuel De La Rosa, South Texas Tribune,

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