- Associated Press - Monday, December 22, 2014

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A new federal report says Border Patrol agents working in Texas seized nearly 874,000 pounds of marijuana during fiscal year 2014.

The San Antonio Express-News reports (https://bit.ly/13WI2VS ) most of the seizures took place in the Rio Grande Valley sector in South Texas - 654,162 pounds.

The Laredo sector reported 123,383 pounds of confiscated marijuana.

The Homeland Security Department report indicated that 2,432 pounds of cocaine were seized within the five Border Patrol sectors in Texas and that most was confiscated in the Rio Grande Valley.

The report covered the period Oct. 1, 2013, to Sept. 30, 2014.

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Information from: San Antonio Express-News, https://www.mysanantonio.com


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