Border Patrol Agents Seize over 1,500 pounds of Marijuana in the RGV Sector

EDINBURG – As U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley continue to deal with Agents seized 750 pounds out of this white Tahoeoverwhelming number of illegal aliens traversing through the region, agents disrupted several marijuana smuggling attempts.

On Friday afternoon, agents patrolling the Rio Grande observed a small boat loaded with bundles of narcotics make landfall on the U.S. riverbank south of Fronton, Texas. Agents watched as smugglers loaded the bundles into a white Chevrolet Tahoe. As mobile units responded, the Tahoe left the area at a high rate of speed. When the driver of the Tahoe encountered the Border Patrol units, the driver made a U-turn and returned to the river. Agents reported seeing several subjects exit the Tahoe carrying bundles in their arms as they fled to Mexico. Riverine units in the area recovered several bundles of marijuana abandoned in the river. Additionally, agents located several more bundles abandoned inside the Tahoe. The marijuana weighed over 750 pounds, worth an estimated $605K.

 

 

Read the entire story on the e-Edition of our newspaper. http://www.etypeservices.com/Advance%20News%20JournalID455/

 

Advance Publishing Company

217 W. Park Avenue
Pharr, TX 78577
Phone: 956-783-0036
Fax: 956-787-8824