Border Patrol agents stationed in the Wellton area have seized about $234,000 worth of marijuana over the past few days during three separate incidents.
On Sunday afternoon, agents tracked footprints south of Dateland for several hours before discovering three alleged smugglers transporting burlap-wrapped backpacks of marijuana. Agents apprehended all three individuals and seized about 145 pounds of marijuana.
On Monday night, an agent using night vision spotted a group of six alleged smugglers walking north from the border toward Interstate 8. Agents then approached the group who were allegedly carrying backpacks full of marijuana. About 272 pounds of pot was seized from the group.
Then on Tuesday, agents seized two abandoned bundles of marijuana weighing a total of 51 pounds.