Border Agents and Local Law Enforcement seize $1.7 million in drugs in Rio Grande Valley

By R. Mitchell

EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents disrupted multiple smuggling attempts that resulted in the seizure of marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine.

On Thursday, McAllen agents working near Havana, Texas, responded to a report of several subjects carrying bundles of marijuana north of the Rio Grande. Agents from Air and Marine Operations and Border Patrol, along with Texas Department of Public Safety troopers and U.S. Fish and Wildlife officers, located six illegal aliens and the seized 20 bundles of marijuana worth an estimated $185K.

On Sunday, Rio Grande City agents working near Fronton, Texas, responded to the report of a narcotic smuggling attempt. Upon arrival, agents located a black Chevrolet Suburban loaded with several bundles of marijuana. As agents searched the area, they observed 10 subjects return to Mexico and arrested two Mexican nationals. Agents seized the suburban and the marijuana, weighing more than 925 pounds and worth an estimated $742K.

Additionally, in separate incidents over the last few days, Border Patrol agents seized over 23 pounds of cocaine, 33 pounds of marijuana and over 2 pounds of methamphetamine, worth an estimated value of $833K.

Border Patrol is processing all subjects accordingly.

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About R. Mitchell

Rich Mitchell is the editor-in-chief at Conservative Daily News, a Conservative political commentator, and a contributor at The Main Street Examiner. His views are his own and may not reflect those of the Main Street Examiner, its staff, leadership or ... much of anyone else. Find him on twitter, facebook and
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