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.”