Border agents seize several bundles of drugs over holidays in South Texas

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U.S. Border Patrol report seizing several bundles of marijuana in South Texas valued at over $350,000. (Courtesy Photo)

EDINBURG, Texas (Border Report) — U.S. Border Patrol agents have seized multiple bundles of drugs this past holiday week in South Texas valued at over $350,000, according to a news release.

Agents on Saturday in the town of Pharr, Texas, seized six bundles of marijuana weighing over 139 pounds worth an estimated $111,000.

Around that same time near Roma in Starr County, Texas, agents chased a pickup whose driver refused to stop. After a short foot pursuit, they finally apprehended the driver who had three bundles of marijuana weighing over 159 pounds worth an estimated $127,000, the news release on Monday said.

Also on Saturday evening near Brownsville, Border Patrol agents seized three bundles of marijuana weighing over 130 pounds, and worth over $104,000. Three Mexican nationals were arrested in the incident, the news release said.

And Sunday near Garciasville, Texas, agents reported seeing a pickup make an abrupt U-turn and proceed back towards the Rio Grande where they said several men hoisted bundles of narcotics from the truck and loaded them onto a raft. Agents said they took possession of the abandoned truck and a bundle of marijuana worth about $9,000.

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