1,700 Pounds Of Marijuana Netted

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POSTED: Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 4:52pm

UPDATED: Friday, January 7, 2011 - 8:39am

GARCENO- More than $1.4 million worth of marijuana was seized by U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande City Station Wednesday.

The marijuana was found at a ranch where the agents were responding to a report of suspicious activity. At the ranch the agents followed a trail to an abandoned, partially built cinder block building.

Inside the building the agents found more than 220 packages of marijuana, with a weight of more than 1,700 pounds. The Drug Enforcement Administration assumed custody of the marijuana.

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