Mexican Mules Dump Over 800 Pounds of Weed and Swim Home


RIO GRANDE CITY, TX – Within hours, Rio Grande City Border Patrol (RGC) agents seized more than $660K worth of marijuana in two failed narcotics smuggling attempts. 

Monday night, RGC agents working near Salineno, Texas, observed several subjects heading north from the Rio Grande with bundles of suspected narcotics.  As agents responded to the location, they discovered the abandoned bundles, and some of the suspected smugglers were seen swimming into Mexico. After a search of the area, one subject was encountered hiding nearby. Agents apprehended the individual.  The marijuana seized weighed over 360 pounds and is worth an estimated $293K.  The suspect and narcotics were turned over to the Starr County Sheriff’s Office.

Tuesday morning, RGC agents working near Roma, Texas, responded to suspicious activity near the Rio Grande.  Upon arrival, agents encountered an abandoned pickup truck with bundles of marijuana inside bed of truck.  The driver apparently caused minor property damage to a fence before absconding, leaving behind the vehicle and narcotics.  Roma Police Department was contacted and issued a case number for the damages.  The marijuana weighed over 450 pounds and is valued at over $366K.

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CGM5, Wed, 04/07/2021 - 16:06

We have highly trained Border Patrol, cutting edge electronic surveillance, drug dogs, back up of the DPS and other law enforcement and still this keeps happening. Gosh, if we only had a border wall or something to help out. Oh that's right, THANK YOU President joe biden.

Trump didn't finish the wall either. It's not as if it was built and Biden tore it down, I has never been completed.

Legalize it, republicans are so concerned about the border it should be a no brainer. Take away the market and allow those agents to focus on the immigrants that you are so concerned about.

CGM5, Thu, 04/08/2021 - 16:29

Unbelievable ME SOMEONE, we actually agree on something. I think they should legalize it also. However, your comment about President Trump not building the wall.... First of all he had to fight Queen nancy and her ilk for every bit of the wall he did get built. President biden, even before he took the oath, stated that not one more foot of wall would be built on his watch. You really should do your homework before you make declarations about our recent history. You may find this hard to believe but, liberal youtube channels may not be completely truthful, so do your homework. 

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