Border Patrol makes major pot bust
Agents find nearly a million dollars of pot on roadside
BROWNSVILLE – Border Patrol agents scored a major marijuana bust Thursday just north of the Rio Grande River.
Agents received a report of a man loading bales of pot into a truck near Brownsville.
They responded and saw a white pick-up driving away from the Texas-Mexico border.
Agents pursued and found the truck abandoned and with more than a 1,000 pounds of pot inside.
The Border Patrol says agents found the man a short time later and arrested him.
They say the 1,100 pounds of marijuana has a street value of close to $1 million.
The arrested man and the marijuana are now in the custody of the Drug Enforcement Administration.
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