MCALLEN–Border Patrol seized more than $1.6 million worth of marijuana in the McAllen area in several seizures Thursday.
The largest of the seizures occurred Thursday night when agents working in Abram found nearly 700 pounds of marijuana, with a value of more than $540,000, scattered throughout the brush.
In another incident, agents saw a group of people carrying bundles of marijuana north from the Rio Grande in Hidalgo, Texas. The agents apprehended two people and found more than 460 pounds of marijuana, with a value exceeding $370,000.
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