RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Once again, shoe prints leading away from the Rio Grande led Texas border patrol agents to a large amount of abandoned drugs.
Within only an hour, Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol (RGV) agents seized more than $400,000 worth of marijuana illegally smuggled into the United States.READ MORE: Texas Lottery Warns Against Giving Tickets To Children As Gifts; Could Encourage Problem Gambling
On June 28, Rio Grande City Border Patrol Station (RGC) agents working east of Rio Grande City found two abandoned bundles of marijuana. It weighed 23 pounds and is valued at more than $18,000. The drugs were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.READ MORE: Most Popular Dog And Cat Names Of 2021: Is Your Pet's Name On The List?
Then RGV agents working near the community of Refugio, located in Rio Grande City, saw some people running north from the Rio Grande. Upon agents identifying themselves to the smugglers, they abandoned their cargo and absconded back to the river. Agents seized seven bundles of marijuana that weighed more than 240 pounds and is valued at more than $384K.MORE NEWS: McKinney, Texas Man Addison Mays Sentenced To 40 Years For Continuous Sexual Abuse Of A Child
The seized marijuana was turned over to the Starr County Sheriff’s Office.