POSTED: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 4:20pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 4:41pm
AUSTIN, TEXAS (KVEO NEWSCENTER 23) — Texas Game Wardens seized thousands of feet of gill net and nearly two tons of marijuana.
In two separate operations, Brush Guard and Tilapia, game wardens aimed at apprehending poachers, human smugglers and drug smugglers along rural areas of South Texas.
Operation Brush Guard took place in the Kingsville / Falfurrias location, with the help of federal, state and local law enforcement, game warden officers seized 345 pounds of marijuana, filed 14 citations and warnings, and made 4 arrest.
Operation Tilapia, which focused on Lake Falcon, warden officers seized nearly two tons of marijuana from three boats while conducting surveillance on gill netters from Mexico.
In total, seizures from both operations included 10,240 feet of illegal gill net, 5 vessels, 4 outboard motors, 9 vehicles, 3.9 grams in cocaine and 4,291 pounds of marijuana.