EDINBURG, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector brokers seized greater than 246 kilos of marijuana, disrupting three separate smuggling makes an attempt beginning final Wednesday, July 30.
Rio Grande Metropolis Border Patrol Station brokers working close to La Casita, responded to suspicious exercise close to the Rio Grande that night time. Upon arrival, brokers discovered an deserted Ford Expedition with a bundle of marijuana inside. Brokers searched the rapid space for the motive force, nonetheless, he couldn’t be situated. The marijuana weighed greater than 24 kilos and is valued at over $19K.
The following night time, Harlingen Border Patrol Station brokers working in Los Indios, encountered an analogous incident as they responded to criminality close to the Rio Grande. Brokers searched the realm and had been in a position to apprehend a male nationwide from Mexico together with 4 bundles of marijuana. The overall weight of the marijuana was 175 kilos, price an estimated $140K. The smuggler and medicines had been transported to a Border Patrol station for processing.
Then, the following morning, Fort Brown Border Patrol Station brokers with the assistance of the Texas Division of Public Security troopers, seized two bundles of marijuana in Brownsville. Brokers noticed two individuals crossing into the USA with what seemed to be marijuana bundles on their backs. When brokers and troopers searched the realm, they found the deserted marijuana within the brush, however couldn’t discover the suspected drug smugglers. The marijuana bundles weighed greater than 47 kilos with an estimated worth of greater than $38K.