Border Patrol seizes $900K in marijuana

RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas – More than half a ton of marijuana was discovered at a Starr County home, Customs and Border Protection said.

Agents responded to an SUV possibly being loaded with marijuana on Nov. 7. The SUV was located at a home near Rio Grande City with the assistance of an Air and Marine helicopter, and CBP said the SUV had been abandoned. 95 bundles of marijuana weighing more than 1,100 pounds were found in the SUV, and CBP added the marijuana had an estimated value of nearly $900,000.

“The dedication and vigilance of our agents continues to disrupt the operations of transnational criminal organizations in the Rio Grande Valley,” said Acting Chief Patrol Agent Robert Duff in a statement.

The marijuana was turned over to the Starr County High Intensity Drug Task Force, CBP said. The agency did not state if any arrests had been made.

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