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Border Patrol Seizes Over $3 Million In Cocaine & Marijuana, Arrest Gang Member In Rio Grande Valley

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EDINBURG, Texas – Over the weekend, Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents kept more than $3M in drugs and a gang member from entering the United States.

On Saturday, agents assigned to the Rio Grande City station saw a raft loaded with several subjects and bundles of contraband cross the Rio Grande into the United States near Escobares, Texas. Agents tracked the foot prints of several subjects to a nearby residence. The agents requested assistance from the Escobares Police Department, who secured a search warrant. The Escobares Police Department seized six bundles of marijuana, weighing 275 lbs. The subjects were not located.

On Friday, Rio Grande City agents were conducting patrol operations near Roma, Texas, when they observed multiple subjects on a raft heading towards the U.S. riverbank with suspected bundles of marijuana. Once on land, the subjects saw the approaching agents and they fled south towards the Rio Grande, swimming back to Mexico. Agents seized four bundles of marijuana weighing 230 lbs.

In a third seizure, agents seized an additional 230 lbs. of marijuana near Garceno, Texas. These three seizures resulted in over 740 pounds of marijuana with an estimated value of more than $590K.

In separate incidents, Weslaco Border Patrol agents arrested an 18th Street gang member and agents at the Javier Vega, Jr. Checkpoint seized 82 lbs. of cocaine valued at $2.6M.

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Border Patrol K-9 Sniffs Out Over 20 Pounds Of Cocaine In The Rio Grande Valley

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FALFURRIAS, Texas – Border Patrol agents make a significant bust at the checkpoint, keeping more than 20 pounds of cocaine off our streets.

Last night, Falfurrias agents working at the checkpoint referred a tractor-trailer for secondary inspection following a K-9 alert. At secondary, an inspection of the refrigerated trailer revealed more than 21 pounds of cocaine, worth more than $678K, hidden in a compartment.

The case remains under investigation.

The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and report suspicious activity at 800-863-9382Call: 800-863-9382Call: 800-863-9382.

Even with the spread of the COVID-19 virus, human smugglers continue to try these brazen attempts with zero regard for the lives they endanger nor to the health of the citizens of our great nation. The U.S. Border Patrol agents of the Rio Grande Valley Sector will continue to safeguard the nation and community against these criminal elements.

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Yuma Border Patrol Agents Assist Wildlife Officers In Seizure Of $140K In Meth From Backpacks

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YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents, with the assistance of Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge officers, seized three backpacks in the desert containing 60 packages of methamphetamine.

Friday morning, Cabeza Prieta officers patrolling approximately 30 miles west of Ajo encountered three individuals walking in the desert. The smugglers dropped their backpacks and fled eastbound into the desert, towards the mountains. Border Patrol agents recovered the backpacks, which contained numerous packages of a controlled substance. The narcotics in the backpacks were weighed and tested revealing methamphetamine weighing approximately 61 pounds with an estimated street value of over $140,000.

The narcotics were seized for destruction.

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