Texas Border Patrol seizes almost 875,000 pounds of marijuana in 2014
Preliminary figures are in and on the Texas border alone, almost 875,000 pounds of marijuana was seized in 2014.
According to a new Homeland Security Department report, agents across five Texas border sectors confiscated 873,199 pounds of marijuana from Oct. 1, 2013, to Sept. 30, 2014, the report said. The majority was taken in the Rio Grande Valley sector, which reported 654,162 in seized marijuana in that timeframe.
The Laredo sector reported 123,383 pounds of confiscated marijuana during that same period.
Reports are not yet available for seizures within the state, however it is estimated that in all, 255,000 cannabis plants were uprooted this year. That amounts to 100,000 more than what was found in 2013. Compare that to the largest single find this year, which was also one enormous operation that had 100,000 plants.