POSTED: Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 8:00am
UPDATED: Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 8:04am
TEXAS (KVEO) — 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.