Texas game wardens intercept 976-pound marijuana shipment

TXLawmen intercepted a nearly 1,000-pound marijuana shipment Thursday morning on South Padre Island when a fishing boat dropped the drugs near Beach Access 6.

At about 5:15 a.m., the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine observed two SUVs parked about 2.7 miles north of Beach Access 6, according to federal court records.

A fishing vessel approached the beach and several people started moving bundles from the boat to the SUVs. Officers with the South Padre Island Police Department attempted to stop one vehicle, but the driver fled. Game wardens with the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department stopped the second SUV.


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