There was about 50 pounds of marijuana in the abandoned golf bags.
BROWNSVILLE, Texas — Border Patrol officers in South Texas have put a wedge between smugglers and $40,000 worth of marijuana stuffed in golf bags found abandoned along the Rio Grande.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials on Monday announced the marijuana was confiscated near Brownsville.
Border Patrol agents on Friday saw several people swim from the Texas riverbank to Mexico. Agents searched the area and discovered the golf bags, some with clubs sticking out, filled with about 50 pounds (22.68 kilograms) of pot.
Rio Grande Valley #RGV Border Patrol agents assigned to the Brownsville station disrupted a marijuana smuggling attempt at a golf course and discovered marijuana hidden in golf bags. @CBP #HonorFirst #BorderSecurity #AlwaysVigilant #USBP https://t.co/ySuQc0MWN0 pic.twitter.com/fBf90eKsnR— CBP RGV (@CBPRGV) July 30, 2018
Officials believe the smugglers were trying to hauling the marijuana-laden golf bags to a nearby course.
CBP officials didn’t immediately announce any arrests.