Photo: Confiscated Marijuana
U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande City station confiscated nearly $1.1 million worth of marijuana in a pair of seizures Monday evening.
The largest seizure occurred near La Rosita, Texas, when agents patrolling spotted several people loading bundles of narcotics into a parked van near the Rio Grande. When the group saw the agents approaching they stopped what they were doing and fled into the nearby brush ─ leaving behind more than 900 pounds of marijuana.
Earlier that evening near Escobares, Texas, agents noticed a Pontiac Grand Prix picking up bundles of narcotics near the river. When the agents identified themselves, the drug smugglers immediately ran from the area. Inside the vehicle agents found more than 460 pounds of marijuana.
The marijuana in both cases was turned over to various agencies for further investigation.