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More than $1M of marijuana seized by McAllen Border Patrol

Posted at 4:19 PM, Aug 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-27 17:19:39-04

Border Patrol Agents in McAllen seized more than 1,300 pound of marijuana on Friday.

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, agents saw several people loading bundles of marijuana into a pickup truck near the Rio Grande.

Agents say the truck drove off, but returned to the river a short time later. The driver then left the truck and then swan across the river to Mexico.

Inside the vehicle, agents found the marijuana, worth an estimated $1,057,600.

Agents seized the vehicle, and the drugs were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.