Abram, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the McAllen Station made a narcotics bust by using a tire deflation device Tuesday night.
At about 11:30 p.m. agents observed a suspicious maroon Pontiac Grand Prix travel toward the Rio Grande at a high rate of speed from an area south of Peñitas. The vehicle returned soon after and accelerated east on U.S. Military Highway 281 and attempted to elude agents. As the vehicle approached Abram, an agent successfully deployed a tire deflation device and disabled the vehicle. After striking a mailbox the driver bailed out and fled. The vehicle, which had been reported stolen out of Palmview, was loaded with 20 bundles of marijuana valued at close to $600,000.
To report suspicious activity, contact 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.