Tip leads to seizure of nearly $4 million in marijuana


POSTED: Monday, April 8, 2013 - 1:53pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 8:27am

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department game wardens have seized more than two tons of marijuana worth nearly $4 million.

The seizure came after a tip to authorities about a stash house in Starr county and when authorities approached the residence they spotted three men running from the rear of the structure. After a foot pursuit, two of the three men were apprehended.

Border agents searched the home and found bundles of packaged marijuana. Officer also discovered an underground bunker with more packages of marijuana.

A total of 409 bundles of marijuana weighing 4,719 pounds, with a street value estimated at $3,775,440, were recovered from the back yard area. It took six trucks to carry the marijuana to a federal storage facility.

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