EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents continue to encounter narcotic smuggling attempts in the nation’s busiest sector.
Late Sunday evening, McAllen Border Patrol agents working near Havana, Texas, responded to a report of several subjects carrying bundles of narcotics along the Mexican riverbank. Agents continued to watch the smugglers as they crossed illegally into the United States. Shortly after the smugglers made landfall on the U.S. riverbank, agents moved in to intercept the group. As agents made contact with the group, the smugglers abandoned the marijuana and fled to Mexico. Agents seized over 230 pounds of marijuana worth over $186K.
Over the past three days, Rio Grande Valley Sector agents have disrupted a total of nine narcotic smuggling attempts resulting in the seizure of 1,500 pounds of marijuana.
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