Drug smuggler runs back to Mexico leaving behind lots of weed

Posted at 4:32 PM, Apr 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-25 17:32:30-04

DONNA, Texas –  A drug smuggler thought he could sneak bundles and bundles of weed across the border left it all once Border Patrol agents came for him.

On Tuesday near Donna, Texas, Weslaco Border Patrol agents saw some people they suspected were loading up a mobile water tank with marijuana.

Agents made their way to the area of acitivity, and saw a pickup truck pulling it.  The driver of the pickup truck spotted the agents and quickly turned around and sped back towards the Rio Grande. The driver jumped out of the pickup and fled into Mexico.

Agents found 36 bundles of weed weighing over 860 pounds.  They say it has an estimated value of $690,000.

The vehicle was seized and the marijuana will be turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.