Del Rio, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass South Station seized more than 300 pounds of marijuana Tuesday.
At approximately 1 a.m., agents responded to suspicious activity near the Rio Grande River south of Eagle Pass. With the help of a service canine agents located two large bundles hidden in a drainage ditch. The green military-style duffle bags contained at total of 10 packages of marijuana. Around 2 p.m., agents working near the same location found three more duffle bags, containing 187 pounds of marijuana.
No arrests were made in either incident. The contraband, which has an estimated value of approximately $250,000, 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.