Border Patrol Agents Seize $1.24 Million Worth of Pot

Eva Ruth Moravec
December 10, 2012

In three separate weekend incidents, U.S. Border Patrol agents found $1,235,000 worth of marijuana ‚ÄĒ or more than 1,500 pounds, and arrested one man.

Agents with the Eagle Pass South Station on Sunday made two seizures, netting more than 650 pounds of drugs, according to a news release. In one case, agents working inside a ranch followed fresh footprints for about a mile from the Rio Grande River to an area where six green duffel bags containing marijuana had been stashed. Officers also followed footprints away from the river in a second case, which led agents to three duffel bags stuffed with pot.

Although Sunday’s busts didn’t lead to any arrests, a third one on Friday did. A 30-year-old man from Carrizo Springs was detained after officers patrolling a local ranch investigating a complaint of suspicious activity pulled over a truck leaving the ranch. Inside of white feed sacks in the back seat was a total of 880 pounds of marijuana, the news release states, with a street value of more than $700,000.

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