Agents seize over $5 million of marijuana - Rio Grande Texas

 U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Sector have seized more than $5 million worth of marijuana in multiple seizures since the first of the month.

The largest seizure occurred Wednesday morning near La Casita when agents observed footprints of several people walking north from the Rio Grande. The agents followed the trail and discovered several bundles of marijuana abandoned in the brush. With the help of a K-9, the agents were able to locate 11 more bundles. The marijuana had a total weight of more than 1,000 pounds and was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

In a separate incident, agents observed five smugglers carrying bundles of narcotics north from the Rio Grande near La Rosita. When agents identified themselves, the smugglers immediately dropped the bundles and fled back to Mexico, leaving behind nearly 300 pounds of marijuana. An Office of Air and Marine unit responded to the area and...

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