Rio Grande police searching for owner of truck with marijuana.

POSTED: Monday, August 17, 2009 - 7:51am

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 11:33am

More than a thousand pounds of marijuana were found just east of Rio Grande City by Border Patrol.

Officials say agents followed a suspicious pick up truck with a camper traveling north along the Rio Grande river at a high rate of speed. Agents found the truck abandoned in the small community of La Casita. In the bed of the truck and inside the cab were 138 bundles of marijuana.

In total, 1,500 pounds of marijuana were found inside the truck and valued at around $1.2 million dollars. The abandoned truck has Texas plates and authorities are looking for the owner.

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