Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Seizes Nearly $1 Million Worth of Marijuana

2 Sept 2020 – EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents working along the Rio Grande seized more than 1,200 pounds of marijuana in two separate incidents. 

Yesterday afternoon, agents working near Garceno, Texas observed a Ford F-150 traveling away from the Rio Grande at a high rate of speed. As nearby agents responded to investigate, the driver of the F-150 veered off the road and abandoned the pickup after striking a gate. Agents searched the vehicle and discovered 750 pounds of marijuana worth nearly $600K.

That same afternoon, agents and Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers working near Rio Grande City, Texas, encountered a vehicle leaving the river area. DPS conducted a vehicle stop and discovered more than 450 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $364K.