Tag: marijuana

Two and A Half Tons of Marijuana Seized

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seize more than two and a half tons of marijuana at World Trade Bridge.  According to the reports, CBP officers referred a 2009 Freightliner tractor hauling a 1999 Stoughton trailer with a shipment of drywall for a secondary examination. Agents 459 bundles containing 5,164 pounds of alleged marijuana with an estimated street value of $1,032,635.  CBP officers seized the narcotics and the case was turned over to homeland security for further...

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Student detained after allegedly passing out THC brownies

Student was detained by the Weslaco police department after allegedly passing out brownies baked with marijuana. Weslaco ISD responded by issuing these two press releases about the arrest of a Weslaco east high school student after they supposedly passed out brownies with pot in them… Last Wednesday the district released a statement on the detention of the student but they did not specify the reason for the arrest. In the press release, they reaffirm their position in providing a safe environment for students. They have not released the details of the incident because the student is a minor and...

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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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