587 pounds of marijuana seized near Falcon Lake

587 pounds of marijuana seized near Falcon Lake

Credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection

587 pounds of marijuana seized near Falcon Lake

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by Kens5.com staff

kens5.com

Posted on November 8, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 5 at 3:14 AM

ZAPATA, Texas – Border Patrol agents seized nearly 600 pounds of marijuana on Wednesday during a traffic stop near Falcon Lake.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents were notified of some unusual activity and located the suspected truck outside a residence in the area, according to a press release.

Inside the abandoned truck, agents found 50 wrapped bundles of marijuana, weighing in at 587.8 pounds and carrying an estimated street value of $470,320.

Moments later, the homeowner was found driving nearby but was released due to insufficient evidence, according to the release.

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