$12.6 Million in Narcotics Seized by Border Patrol Since Friday
August 16th 2012 · 16 Comments
Last Friday, agents working the Falfurrias checkpoint on Highway 281 seized nearly 4,500 pounds of marijuana hidden inside the trailer of a big rig. On the same day, agents at the Sarita checkpoint along Highway 77 found more than 2,600 pounds of marijuana stashed inside a grain hopper on a flatbed trailer.
The other seizures occurred further south. On Sunday, agents near La Rosita spooked several suspects loading bundles of marijuana into a pickup near the Rio Grande. The suspects swam back to Mexico, leaving 1,100 pounds of marijuana behind.
In a release, officials said there were additional, but smaller, marijuana seizures and a bust of 70 pounds of cocaine. Details were not provided on those incidents.
A version of this column originally appeared in www.kztv10.com.
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By Ben Lloyd