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Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Agents Seize Over $700K Worth Of Drugs

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EDINBURG, Texas – In less than 24 hours, agents seized over 580 pounds of marijuana and more than eight pounds of cocaine.

Yesterday morning, McAllen agents assigned to the All-Terrain Vehicle unit working in Hidalgo, Texas, observed several shoe prints north of the Rio Grande in an area commonly used by human and narcotic smugglers. Agents followed the shoe prints and discovered several bundles of marijuana in the brush. Moments later, an Air and Marine Operations air asset advised agents of multiple subjects swimming back to Mexico. Agents seized 31 bundles of marijuana weighing more than 488 pounds, worth more than $390K.

That same evening, Rio Grande City agents on patrol near Rosita, Texas, observed a Chevrolet pickup on the river’s edge. As the agents approached the pickup, they observed several subjects swimming to Mexico. Agents searched the immediate area and discovered two bundles of marijuana. The drugs weighed more than 92 pounds, worth more than $74K.

Additionally, agents assigned to the checkpoints seized more than eight pounds of cocaine, worth more than $265K in a separate incident.

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Border Patrol Agents Seize Over $14 Million Worth Of Cocaine In The Rio Grande Valley

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Another massive drug bust by Border Patrol. Last week CBP agents intercepted a load of cartel methamphetamine worth $30 million, and during the month of June CBP seized over $92 million worth of drugs on the border. It’s imperative that we get more wall built to keep these poisons out of our country.

EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents seize cocaine and marijuana in separate incidents.

On Sunday afternoon, agents working near Rio Grande City, Texas, observed a Chevrolet pickup suspected of smuggling narcotics driving away from the Rio Grande. Agents and Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The driver of the pickup refused to stop for DPS and a pursuit ensued. The vehicle came to a stop after the driver lost control of the pickup and rolled over. As agents and troopers approached the wreck, the driver abandoned the vehicle and fled the scene. Near the bed of the truck, agents and troopers located several bags containing bundles of cocaine. The cocaine weighed more than 450 pounds and is worth an estimated $14.5M.

That same afternoon, agents working near Garceno, Texas, observed fresh shoe prints coming from the Rio Grande and heading further into the United States. Agents followed the trail and located six bundles of marijuana. As agents searched the immediate area, they observed several subjects jump into the Rio Grande and swim back to Mexico. The marijuana weighed over 300 pounds and is worth an estimated $240K.

Hours later, agents working near Roma, Texas, observed two rafts make landfall along the United States riverbank of the Rio Grande carrying several subjects and bundles of narcotics. As responding agents approached the group, the smugglers abandoned the bundles and fled to Mexico. Agents secured six bundles of marijuana weighing nearly 300 pounds and worth an estimated $240K.

Additionally, Kingsville agents working at the Javier Vega Jr. Checkpoint referred a Dodge Van to the secondary inspection area after a canine alerted to the vehicle. At secondary, agents searched the van and discovered a jar containing marijuana and located a loaded 9mm handgun. Agents arrested the driver and passenger of the van and turned the case over to the Kenedy County Sheriff’s Office. This is the third weekend in a row that agents encountered subjects with loaded fire arms at RGV Sector checkpoints.

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CBP Agents Intercept Massive Quantity Of Cartel Meth Worth $30 Million On Texas Border

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To put into perspective how massive this bust is, in the month of June alone, CBP agents seized over $92 million worth of drugs on the border. The cartels are taking a hammering & losing a ton of drug revenue.

PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility intercepted a huge amount of alleged methamphetamine valued at $30,556,000 that was being smuggled in a commercial tractor/trailer hauling fresh onions from Mexico.

“This is certainly a substantial amount of methamphetamine that won’t make its final destination in the U.S. and seizing these harmful narcotics will most definitely help keep our communities safer,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Port of Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas.

On July 9, 2020, a 35-year-old male Mexican citizen from Guadalupe, Nuevo Leon, Mexico arrived at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility driving a tractor/trailer that contained a commercial shipment of fresh onions. A CBP officer referred the shipment for further inspection which included the utilization of non-intrusive imaging (NII) technology and after physically inspecting the entire conveyance, officers discovered 221 packages of alleged methamphetamine weighing 1,527.20 pounds (693 kg) concealed within the roof of the trailer.

CBP OFO seized the narcotics, the 1988 Volvo tractor and 2010 Utility trailer and arrested the driver. Agents with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) continue with the investigation.

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