Border Patrol seizes 9 tons of marijuana in 2 days

Border Patrol seizes 9 tons of marijuana in 2 days
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POSTED: Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 8:00am

UPDATED: Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 8:04am

Nine tons of marijuana was intercepted in the Valley during August 15 and 16.

On Thursday, Border Patrol agents spotted a loaded pickup truck heading away from the river.

The driver spotted the agents and a helicopter, and headed back towards the river, abandoning the vehicle and marijuana.

Inside the bed of truck, 1,500 lbs of marijuana was found and the driver swam back into Mexico

A much larger load was discovered in a tractor trailer at the Falfurrias checkpoint with more than 10,000 lbs., that's 5 tons, was confiscated.

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