Border Patrol: About $3.7M of pot seized over weekend in South Texas


Jacob Fischler
The Monitor
December 26, 2013

More than 1,100 pounds of marijuana were seized from this minivan after it rolled over Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013. Photo courtesy of Border Patrol

More than 1,100 pounds of marijuana were seized from this minivan after it rolled over Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013. Photo courtesy of Border Patrol

U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley confiscated more than 4,600 pounds of marijuana in several seizures from Friday through Monday.

The two largest seizures each netted more than a half-ton of the drug.

On Friday in Garceno, agents spotted a “marijuana-laden pickup truck” driving away from the Rio Grande, according to a Tuesday news release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the parent agency of Border Patrol.

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