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KGBT 4 - TV Harlingen, TX: Agents Seize $8.1 Million in Marijuana

KGBT 4 - TV Harlingen, TX: Agents Seize $8.1 Million in Marijuana

MAY 19, 2004 - Two significant drugs busts in the Rio Grande Valley net federal agents more than eight million dollars in marijuana.

The first bust was made in Alamo where U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents seized 1,500 pounds of marijuana in a Suburban along the Rio Grande.

Agents say the watched nine people carry large bundles of the drugs to the SUV. When agents approached the suspects then all saw across the river into Mexico.

Aside from the drugs, agents seized two guns and 260 rounds of ammunition. The marijuana is valued at $1,262,000.

Agents from the Rio Grande City sector made their biggest bust of the year when they spotted several vehicles along the Rio Grande in Chapeno, about 25 miles west of Roma.

Once agents stopped the cars, the suspects fled.

Inside the six vehicles agents found 490 bundles of marijuana that weighed 8.584 pounds. The drugs are valued at $6,967,000.

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