EDINBURG, Texas -

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents confiscated more than $12 million worth of marijuana in the past three days.

In a seizure on Tuesday near La Casita, Texas, agents saw people loading bundles of the drug into a pickup truck. Once agents approached, the people ran across the border into Mexico, abandoning their nearly 1,900 pounds of marijuana.

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Later that night near Garceno, Texas, agents saw a pickup truck approach the area they were patrolling and then make an abrupt U-turn. The truck headed back south and agents found the truck abandoned on the banks of the Rio Grande. Inside was 1,000 pounds of marijuana.

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Other drug busts from Monday through Wednesday brought the total amount of marijuana seized to more than 15,200 pounds.

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