Border Patrol seizes 300 pounds of drugs during splash down

In an attempt to evade arrest, the driver and passenger drove an SUV into the river and swam to Mexico
Agents seize marijuana after vehicle splash down
Agents seize marijuana after vehicle splash down(Border Patrol)
Published: Oct. 9, 2020 at 7:33 AM CDT
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LAREDO, Tex. (KGNS) -A vehicle pursuit involving Border Patrol agents results in a splash down near the river.

The incident happened on October 7th when agents discovered several individuals crossing the Rio Grande with bundles toward a park on the U.S. side.

Agents continued surveillance while the individuals loaded the bundles into a gray sports utility vehicle and left the park.

Agents attempted to conduct a traffic stop but the driver refused, sending officers on a chase.

After the pursuit, the driver plunged into the river and two individuals got out and swam back to Mexico.

Agents were able to recover 300 pounds of marijuana that had an estimated street value of $240,000.

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