Border Patrol agents in South Texas have seized nearly 4 tons of marijuana over Memorial Day weekend in several incidents.
Investigators say two drug-hauling vehicles that were abandoned helped lead to more than $6.3 million worth of marijuana confiscated.
The largest seizure happened Friday night near La Casitas. Agents saw a truck being loaded with marijuana on the banks of the Rio Grande. The driver jumped out as agents intercepted the fleeing vehicle.
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The Border Patrol said Tuesday that agents recovered more than 1,500 pounds of marijuana in that case.
Another large seizure Friday near La Casita involved a chase and an SUV abandoned along the Rio Grande as two people who were in the vehicle swam to Mexico. Officers confiscated about 1,200 pounds of marijuana.