McALLEN, Texas (AP) - Border Patrol agents say they've seized
more than 5,600 pounds of marijuana at a drug packaging operation
near the Rio Grande.
The agency said Thursday that the nearly three-ton seizure in
the Starr County community of Escobares had an estimated street
value of more than $4.5 million.
The discovery came Wednesday when agents found two people
attempting to flee a large building. Inside, agents say they found
large bundles and an overwhelming aroma of marijuana, as well as
packaging materials including grease buckets, saran wrap, gloves
The Border Patrol says the drugs and the people who attempted to
flee the area were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Agency.
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