RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas – Multiple seizures netted Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents marijuana valued at more than $1.3 million and several arrests in the first weekend of 2015.
The largest seizure occurred near Rio Grande City when smugglers abandoned 817 pounds of marijuana as agents approached. In addition to the narcotics, several subjects were arrested. The most significant being three subjects arrested along with 472 pounds of marijuana.
In total, agents seized more than 1,700 pounds marijuana over the weekend. The marijuana and arrested subjects were transported to the Rio Grande City Station for processing.
To report suspicious activity, call the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector’s toll-free telephone number at 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.