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Border Patrol in Texas Seizes More than 1,000 Pounds of Marijuana

December 02, 2008
Right Side News
Edinburg, Texas
- Border Patrol agents of the Rio Grande Valley, Texas sector seized 1,043 pounds of marijuana and a 1994 Plymouth Voyager early Saturday afternoon.
Border Patrol agents in Edinburg, Texas were able to pull over a passenger van that held these bundles of marijuana, weighing more than 1,000 pounds.

Just prior to 3 p.m. Saturday, agents from the McAllen station encountered a 1994 Plymouth Voyager near Penitas, Texas. The vehicle was displaying Texas license plates belonging to another vehicle. As agents attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver opened his door and absconded. A search of the Voyager led to the discovery of 1,043 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of $834,400.00.

The case was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration pending an investigation.
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.

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