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Published On: Sun, Sep 23rd, 2018

Rio Grande Border patrol find $65K in abandoned narcotics, marijuana

U.S. Border Patrol agents seized two bundles of marijuana with an estimated street value of over $65K.

Yesterday evening, agents assigned to the Fort Brown station responded to a report of subjects on privately owned land near Brownsville, Texas. When agents arrived, they found one bundle of abandoned marijuana weighing over 25 pounds and worth an estimated street value of more than $20K.

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Early this morning, while patrolling the border, agents assigned to the Brownsville station discovered a bundle of abandoned marijuana inside a canals drainage pipe. The bundle weighted over 56 pounds, worth an estimated street value of over $45K.

The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and to help save lives by reporting suspicious activity at 800-863-9382.

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  1. Ben James says:

    Cannabis prohibition is a ridiculous waste of police, court and taxpayer resources. Cannabis prohibition enforcement is mostly just lazy cops looking for low-hanging fruit and soft targets while major crimes like murder, rape and assault go unsolved. Data from the Center for Disease Control proves that cannabis is safer than alcoholic beverages and tobacco products which are completely legal. Based on that fact alone cannabis should be completely legal.

    In the USA 9 states have fully legalized recreational cannabis including: Washington, Maine, California, Vermont, Massachusetts, Nevada, Colorado, Oregon, Alaska plus Washington DC. Canada, Uruguay, Jamaica all completely legal for recreational cannabis!

    30 states and counting have legalized “medical” cannabis! Cannabis prohibition wrongfully persecutes and criminalizes cannabis consumers for selecting a recreational substance that is MUCH safer than booze or cigarettes!

    Celebrate democracy at work with FREE states ending government corruption! Citizens demanding the return of their rights and their freedom!

    The Madness is over, Legalize Recreational Cannabis Nationwide!

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