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Marijuana Seized after Short Chase and Truck Abandoned in Rio Grande

Over 1000 lbs of Marijuana are off the streets after border patrol discovered the drugs in an abandoned truck. The drugs were found after agents witnessed a brown GMC pickup driving towards the Rio Grande River in Mission. The driver attempted to speed away by making a U-turn. As the agents got closer, the driver drove the truck into the river and left it there. 74 bundles were seized weighting 1,165 pounds with a street value of 932 thousand...

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Car Chase with involved Shooting leads to 480lb Marijuana Seizure

A car chase that involved a shooting leads to the seizure of 480 pounds of marihuana Near Rio Grande City. Border Patrol agents stating they were following the driver of a 2007 Pontiac on La Prieta Road. Another agent who was parked on the street near the incident reported in order to avoid being hit by the suspected driver, he drove out of the way and pulled out his gun firing 4 times through his own windshield. The suspect drove into the river and swam towards Mexico. No one was injured. The suspect who fled was not identified. If...

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Border Patrol Agents in Laredo seize contraband in separate incidents at the Checkpoint

Border Patrol agents in Laredo seized contraband in two separate incidents both happening on August 21st on highway 35 at the checkpoint. Agents discovered 239 pounds of marijuana inside a cab sleeper of a black tractor. 10 bundles worth over $191,000 were found. The driver, a Mexican national, was arrested and turned over to the DEA. In the second incident, agents seized 29lb of methamphetamine found inside a green Ford F-350. 8 bundles of narcotic worth $929,000 were found. The driver, a Mexican citizen, also arrested and turned over to the...

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135 lbs of Marijuana seized

Weslaco (KFXV) – The Texas department of public safety is reporting a seizure of 135 lb of marijuana after a traffic stop. According to the DPS, a Trooper stopped the driver of a 2006 Dodge Caravan for a traffic violation on State Highway 4. With the assistance of a K-9, the trooper subsequently discovered 7 bundles of marijuana, worth over $819,000 in false compartments of the floor boards.. Driver identified as 23-year-old Anna Marie Martinez of San Benito now faces a charge of possession of marijuana. She remains in custody at the Cameron County...

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Trafficker Abandons Vehicle in River leaves $4 Million behind

Troopers are reporting a large marijuana seizure they confiscated from an individual who led them on a pursuit. DPS officers attempted to stop the vehicle on Abrams road north of Military road in Palmview. The driver evaded police and drove his vehicle into the Rio Grande River and then abandoned the truck. He left 49 bundles of marijuana totaling more than 750 lb with an estimated value of four million...

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