Border Patrol agents seize nearly 9 tons of marijuana in 2 days

20130823 BP RGV-2Progress Times

EDINBURG—U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector confiscated an estimated $14.3 million worth of marijuana in multiple seizures over Aug. 15-16.

Agents assigned to the Falfurrias Checkpoint made the largest seizure on Aug. 15. During an immigration inspection of the driver of a tractor-trailer, a Border Patrol K-9 detected the presence. Agents found more than 10,300 pounds of marijuana hidden inside the trailer.  

Another large seizure occurred on Aug. 16 when agents assigned to the Rio Grande City Station spotted a truck traveling away from the Rio Grande. When the driver of the pickup spotted Border Patrol agents and a helicopter from the Office of Air and Marine, he made an abrupt U-turn and sped back to the river.

At the river’s edge the driver and a passenger abandoned the truck and crossed the river to Mexico. Inside the vehicle agents found more than 1,500 pounds of marijuana.

Additional seizures brought the total amount of marijuana seized over the course of two days to nearly 18,000 pounds.

So far for fiscal year 2013, agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector have seized more than 700,000 pounds of marijuana.

To report suspicious activity, call the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector’s toll-free telephone number at 800-863-9382.

21 thoughts on “Border Patrol agents seize nearly 9 tons of marijuana in 2 days

  1. The tonnage verses estimated value of the seizures seems to be a little skewed. Perhaps the border patrol should do the math BEFORE they burn the evidence.


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          1. Pray I get a Sour Diesel male Diggs. I want to cross it with papaya and then probably breed it back out and get back to pure papaya. I have to see how this indica-sativa cross turns out. I’m going with the Diesel because I received a gift of those seeds from a friend. Gonna take a few generations, but I should have a quality smoke and best for you, SEEDS to share.
            I think I’m going to try and develop my own strain.

          2. Aw bro. I spent almost 20 yr.s developing my own pre medical organic realy good strain that I did breed and did drvelope myself and it did bred true. 🙂 yes I did and that is when I got shut down. Yea buddy I did have something that was small but very very good back in the mid 90`s. You may even have heard about my very small offering. I was known by a few as far away as south dakota Minn. Iowa,parts of Mich. and even into chicago. I did have my own strain thatwas much inb demand but not very well known. I now think that that is why the cop and the feds hate me now 20 + yr.s later. P.S. Rums High nitrogen will give you a male plant. Also a male plant will register male – I think it is – 3-4 weeks before a female will register if you kbnow what I mean 🙂

  2. LOL ya all know what guys, all of this herb that the feds bust is not much at all when ya look at what gets smoked in this country in just one day. I bet that there is more than a ton of pot smoked in just one day in amerika. I think that the fed govt. will just say that they just busted a ton of pot worth milions just to make the common everyday sheeple think that it is such a big problem causing health issues. They have lied to us all many times in the past so why should any one trust them lyers now. Ya know that old sayin` that goes ” Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me ” well how can ya trust a goverment that continuously is lying to us all – and they are always getting caught in their lies.

  3. Oh Yea guys, if ya`ll think for one minute that all that pot cocaine and opium/heroin is all burned you are all delusional. I would have to say that at least 3/4 of them drugs that they say that they are incinerating is incinerated well I bet that at least that much is not burned and that is cut /stepped on with something bad and put back out on the streets and sold or given to the low lifed street nark/snitch MF`ers.

      1. 🙂 Not much moonshine news lately. (like I need an excuse!!)
        Oh, there is!! I now have internet at the still. I wuv it. 🙂 🙂
        “Corn whiskey, corn whiskey, corn whiskey
        I cry. I need my corn whiskey or surely I’ll die
        If the ocean was whiskey and I was a duck
        I’d swim to the bottom and never come up….”

        1. “Not much moonshine news lately. (like I need an excuse!!)”

          Moonshine news?

          What, is there like a Moonshine Quarterly magazine or something?


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