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EDINBURG – U.S. Border Patrol agents apprehend four juveniles suspected of smuggling marijuana. Tuesday morning, Rio Grande City agents working near Garceno, Texas, observed a vehicle drive to the Rio Grande riverbank where it was loaded with several bundles of suspected narcotics. Agents quickly responded to the area and successfully deployed a controlled tire deflation device on the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle changed direction and drove towards the river, crashed into a ranch gate and then absconded to Mexico. Agents retrieved 7 bundles of marijuana weighing approximately 380 pounds, worth an approximate value of $304,232. Later that evening, Rio Grande City agents observed a motorcycle (small dirt bike) traveling away from the Rio Grande near Garciasville, Texas. The lone rider was observed carrying one bundle of suspected marijuana. The driver turned back south towards the river as agents responded. Agents apprehended the subject and subsequently discovered an abandoned bundle of marijuana weighing 57 pounds, worth approximately $45,865. Early this morning, McAllen agents working in Mission, Texas, apprehended two Mexican juveniles after they were observed carrying suspected bundles of marijuana inside backpacks. The weight of the marijuana was 37 pounds, valued at $29,600. ...

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