Rusty Garrett here with the weekend outlook: Saturday will be the milder of the two days. Sun and clouds will be the rule with early weekend highs in the mid 80s. Back to the low to mid 90s on Sunday!
AUSTIN (April 6, 2013)—Texas Parks and Wildlife Department game wardens have seized more than two tons of marijuana worth nearly $4 million from a home in Starr County.
Game wardens seized a total of 409 bundles of marijuana weighing 4,719 pounds, some of which was hidden in an underground bunker at the home.
Two people were arrested during the seizure Wednesday night, but a third person escaped.
The marijuana was turned over to the U.S. Border Patrol, along with the two arrested individuals.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officials say the drug bust is one of the largest by game wardens in the agency's history.
“Texas game wardens routinely come across illegal drug smuggling operations, especially in rural areas and along the border region,” said Chief of Special Operations Grahame Jones, “but this seizure was particularly significant.”