Del Rio, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass South Station seized a load of abandoned marijuana on Friday.
Agents patrolling a ranch near Eagle Pass noticed fresh foot sign coming from the Rio Grande River heading in a northerly direction. After tracking the sign a short distance, agents came across four large duffle bags recognized as regularly used to transport contraband. Agents searched the area for more contraband or subjects but found nothing. The duffle bags were found to contain approximately 270 pounds of marijuana valued at $215,000. The marijuana was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.