Two Tons of Marijuana Seized in South Texas

By: Jessica James
By: Jessica James

Border Patrol agents seized more than two tons of marijuana in south Texas during four busts in one day.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a Friday statement that the drugs, worth more than $3.5 million, were seized near Hildago and La Rosita in the Rio Grande Valley.
In at least two cases, authorities say they recovered the big
bundles of marijuana when drivers of a car and a pickup abandoned
their vehicles as local, state and federal authorities approached
on land and via helicopter.
Numerous arrests were made and the 4,500 pounds of marijuana
were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for
investigation.


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