REPORT: Border Patrol agents outwit unconventional tactics to net close to $2M worth of marijuana


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BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Last Thursday, Fort Brown agents encountered a pickup that was stuck in an agriculture field after it was ferried across the Rio Grande near Brownsville, Texas. Agents detained the driver and discovered 24 bundles of marijuana in the bed of the pickup, weighing 576 pounds with an estimated street value of $460K.

This past Saturday evening, Harlingen agents working near Los Indios, Texas observed a suspicious vehicle leaving the Rio Grande with the headlights off. Responding agents apprehended the driver after he struck an irrigation pipe in an attempt to evade. A total of 22 bundles of marijuana, weighing nearly 1,700 pounds with an estimated street value over $1.3M, were found inside the vehicle.

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Both vehicles were seized and the marijuana will be turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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