1,500 POUNDS OF MARIJUANA INTERCEPTED IN TEXAS
On May 31, Border Patrol agents patrolling the Rio Grande river observed a small boat loaded with bundles of narcotics make landfall on the United States riverbank south of Fronton, Texas.
Agents watched as smugglers loaded the bundles into a white Chevrolet Tahoe. As mobile units responded, the Tahoe left the area at a high rate of speed. When the driver of the Tahoe encountered the Border Patrol units, the driver made a U-turn and returned to the river.
Agents reported seeing several subjects exit the Tahoe carrying bundles in their arms as they fled to Mexico. Patrol units in the area recovered several bundles of marijuana abandoned in the river. Additionally, agents located several more bundles abandoned inside the Tahoe. The marijuana weighed over 750 pounds, worth an estimated $605K.