GARCIASVILLE, TEXAS—U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande City Station seized more than 500 pounds of marijuana with an estimated value of $460,000 early this morning.
Agents assigned to the Bike Patrol observed several subjects carrying large bundles of narcotics on their backs walking north through the brush near Garciasville, Texas. As Border Patrol agents approached the smugglers, they noticed a Blue Chevrolet Impala approach the gate at the end of the street. As the agents confronted the subjects, they immediately dropped their cargo and fled before they could load the bundles into the vehicle. Responding agents were able to apprehend the two subjects in the vehicle.
The case was turned over to agents of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HITDA), they assumed custody of the narcotics, the vehicle and the driver.
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.