Citizen's Report Leads to $1 Million Marijuana Seizure in South Texas


 citizen’s report of suspicious activity led to the discovery and seizure by authorities of more than $1 million worth of marijuana in South Texas. The discovery of the marijuana on a South Padre Island beach came after a citizen witnessed a boat offloading large bundles onto the beach.

When officials arrived, the boat quickly retreated into Mexican waters, according to a Customs and Border Protection statement obtained by Breitbart Texas late last week. A search of the area revealed 14 bundles of what would be determined to be marijuana. The marijuana seizure weighed in at nearly 1,300 pounds and had an estimated street value of over $1 million.

Breitbart Texas’ Sylvia Longmire reported in August that drug smugglers were shifting many of their smuggling efforts back to the open seas and Texas beaches. “Recent seizure data from the US Coast Guard is indicating that traffickers are once again focusing...

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