Texas game wardens seize nearly $4M in marijuana

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Associated Press

Posted on April 5, 2013 at 8:21 PM

Updated Saturday, Apr 6 at 8:34 AM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Game wardens with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department have seized more than two tons of marijuana worth nearly $4 million.

A total of 409 bundles of marijuana weighing 4,719 pounds were seized at a home in Starr County near the U.S.-Mexico border in South Texas.

The Wednesday night drug seizure also resulted in the arrest of two individuals who were at the home. A third person escaped.

Officials say some of the marijuana was hidden in an underground bunker at the home.

The marijuana was turned over to the U.S. Border Patrol, along with the two arrested individuals.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officials say the drug bust is one of the largest by game wardens in the agency's history.

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