Border Patrol: $5M of marijuana seized in South Texas

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol says its agents have seized more than $5 million worth of marijuana in various seizures since the start of this month.

The largest seizure took place on Wednesday near La Casita when agents found more than 11 bundles of marijuana that had been abandoned in the brush. The marijuana, which weighed more than 1,000 pounds, was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Since the beginning of March, agents have seized more than 6,300 pounds of marijuana.

For the current fiscal year, which began Oct. 1, agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector have seized more than 234,000 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated value of $187.2 million.

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