Border Patrol agents seize more than $880K worth of drugs


HARLINGEN, Texas (KVEO) — Border Patrol agents seized more than $880,000 worth of drugs over Labor Day weekend, according to a news release.

Credit: Customs and Border Protection

Rio Grande City agents patrolling near the Rio Grande saw multiple individuals abandon a Ford pickup parked along a dirt road and run towards the Rio Grande.

A search of the truck bed revealed over 900 pounds of marijuana worth more than $720,000. Agents searched the immediate area, but could not locate any of what they believed were smugglers.  

Over the weekend, agents seized an additional 200 pounds of marijuana worth more than $157,000 in two separate incidents, according to the news release.

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