August 26, 2013
U.S. Border Patrol agents seized more than $6.6 million worth of marijuana â€” nearly 8,400 pounds â€” over the weekend.
The largest seizure occurred at the Falfurrias checkpoint, where agents arrested a man found with about 3,500 pounds of marijuana in a tractor-trailer, according to an agency news release sent Monday.
Agents also recovered a vehicle heading away from the Rio Grande on Saturday near Los Ebanos. Upon finding the vehicle abandoned, agents seized about 1,400 pounds of marijuana.