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$12.6 Million in Narcotics Seized by Border Patrol Since Friday

August 16th 2012   ·   16 Comments

CORPUS CHRISTI – Border Patrol officials announced today that more than $12.6 million worth of marijuana and cocaine were intercepted by agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector in the past four days.

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.


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Readers Comments (16)

  1. Bert Sousa says:

    Screw the Dope, seize some money, Obama is spending it too quick.

  2. our federal government is a national trajedy

  3. Debi Chapman says:

    Awesome job! Keep up the good work, and make sure your weapons are forever loaded with hollow points instead of freaking bean bags!

  4. Gary Hamill says:

    better watch the dope obammy will sell it back to the cartel

  5. Maybe they should sell it back to the Mexicans to pay down our national debt

  6. Ray Zeman says:

    And it/they will keep coming until the border is closed. We get it! Why doesn’t our government get it???!!! Perhaps they are part of the problem.

  7. Good job y’all!! Please stay safe and use live ammo. NOT bean bags! Yeah right the border is safe my butt!

  8. send napalatano down there she would scare them away

  9. Rynee Clarke says:

    Good Job!! Wonder how much more could be interdicted if we had 10,000 more officers with military backgrounds on the ground?!?

  10. If we could get Americans to quit all the drugs those cartells would not have a market in the US…

  11. Awesome work Border Patrol Officers!

  12. Great job guys,and no Obama, you didn’t do this, don’t try and take credit

  13. Burn them and the filth that they got caught with!

  14. Thnak you for keeping all that narcotics out of America.

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