Border Patrol agent and K9 seize over 1,000 pounds of marijuana, driver and passenger arrested


PRESIDIO – Over 1,000 pounds of marijuana was seized during a traffic stop by United States Border Patrol agents on Tuesday.

The vehicle stop took place on Farm to Market Road 170 near the eastern city limits of Presidio.

When the agent, assisted by a Border Patrol canine, conducted the stop on a 2004 Chevrolet Van and according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, large bundles containing over 1,000 pounds of marijuana with an approximate street value of nearly $1 million was discovered in the back of the van.

“This seizure and these arrests are dramatic examples of the diligent and commendable work done by Border Patrol Agents every day,” said Chief Patrol Agent of the Big Bend Sector Matthew Hudak.

“I am proud of their commitment and unrelenting effort to protect communities along the border and beyond from a wide range of cross-border threats, including the trafficking of illegal narcotics.”

The driver and the passenger of the van were reportedly taken into custody without incident.

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