More than 350 pounds of marijuana seized during smuggling attempt in Rio Grande City

(Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

Border Patrol agents seized more than 350 pounds of marijuana during a smuggling attempt at the Rio Grande Tuesday.

Tuesday afternoon, agents in Rio Grande City observed several objects loading bundles of marijuana into a black Ford F-150 near the Rio Grande, according to a news release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

When agents approached the truck, two individuals abandoned the truck and ran toward the Rio Grande. Inside the vehicle, agents found 30 bundles of marijuana weighing more than 350 pounds.

The seizure is estimated to be valued at $280,000.

The truck and marijuana were seized and turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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