Border agents seize pot, parrot in weekend busts
No word on if the bird was ok, or alive for that matter….just that it was worth 200$……they seized a bird, an actual one though, it looks like the drug war is working…but seriously though….a multi-million dollar bust, but no info about a cartel being taken down, no info on if the bust will help our country in the war on drugs…just a headline about a bird. -UA
A U.S. Border Patrol statement issued Monday says agents patrolling the U.S. shore Friday night scared a group of suspected smugglers into the bushes, leaving behind a black trash bag. Inside the bag was a beer box, concealing an Amazon parrot.
The bird was turned over to customs officials at Roma, who estimated its worth at more than $200.
The Border Patrol says the marijuana taken in the weekend seizures is worth nearly $2.4 million. The biggest seizure was 1,300 pounds of marijuana found in a truck abandoned by suspects Friday night as agents approached near Escobares, 100 miles upstream from Brownsville.