Drug Smugglers Using Location Roads to Bypass Border Patrol

Almost 19,000 lbs of marijuana was confiscated on a flat bed and a tanker truck in March
Southwest Dimmit County Location Roads

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The Eagle Ford Shale’s network of private roads is being exploited by drug cartels. In March, two trucks were stopped on Briscoe Ranch and almost 19,000 pounds of marijuana was confiscated. That’s a record for the Border Patrol’s Del Rio Sector.

Don’t expect this to be the last time you hear about drugs in South Texas. The amount of truck traffic and the sheer population growth make the Eagle Ford area a prime target for smugglers. The area simply isn’t as remote as it once was. [Read more…]