Abandoned golf bags near Rio Grande yield $40K of marijuana

July 31, 2018
This July 27, 2018 photo provided by U.S Customs and Border Protection shows a golf bag filled with packages of marijuana found by Border Patrol officers near Brownsville, Texas. The $40,000 worth of marijuana stuffed in golf bags was found abandoned along the Rio Grande. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection via AP)

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — 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.

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.

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