Edinburg, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents of the Rio Grande Valley Sector kept busy over the past ten days with marijuana and cocaine seizures worth more than $37 million.
Beginning Friday, January 8 and ending January 18 agents made multiple seizures of marijuana and cocaine valued at more than $37 million, an average of more than $3.7 million a day. The seizures spanned across the Rio Grande Valley from Brownsville to Rio Grande City and north to the Falfurrias and Kingsville Border Patrol Checkpoints.
The U.S. Border Patrol in the Rio Grande Valley Sector experienced a significant increase in marijuana seizures compared to the same time frame in 2009. Cocaine seizures also showed an increase adding to the total value of the narcotics.
All narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation.
To report suspicious activity, contact the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector's toll-free telephone number at 1-800-863-9382.
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.