Del Rio, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass South Border Patrol Station seized more than 100 pounds of marijuana, valued at more than $84,000 Monday.
Around 7 a.m., a K-9 alerted to a Honda Civic at an immigration checkpoint north of Eagle Pass. The vehicle was referred to a secondary inspection area where agents found packages of marijuana hidden in the quarter panels and behind the backseat. Forty-nine small packages weighing a total 105 pounds were seized.
The driver, a United States citizen, and the contraband were turned over to the Department of Public Safety.
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.