EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol (RGV) agents interdicted three narcotics smuggling attempts resulting in the seizure of more than 846 pounds of marijuana and two arrests.
On March 10, 2022, in the evening, Rio Grande City Border Patrol Station agents observed multiple subjects with bundles of narcotics cross the river near La Rosita, Texas. As agents responded to the area, the individuals immediately dropped the bundles and swiftly absconded into Mexico. Agents seized four bundles of marijuana weighing 290 pounds with an estimated street value of over $232,000.
About the same time, McAllen Border Patrol Station agents responded to suspicious activity near Cuevitas, Texas. Agents searched the area and were able to apprehend two male nationals from Mexico along with 15 bundles of marijuana. The total weight of the marijuana was approximately 174 pounds, worth an estimated $139K. The subjects were processed accordingly.
Additionally, Weslaco Border Patrol Station agents seized 13 bundles of marijuana weighing more than 382 pounds worth about $305,000 in a separate event.