Del Rio, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to Eagle Pass South Station intercepted a large load of marijuana Wednesday night.
While conducting patrol duties, agents encountered a man hiding along a known contraband trail located within the Bowles Ranch. The man was found concealed among a group of large feed sacks, the type of sacks which are routinely used for transporting narcotics. Agents arrested the subject and seized a total of nine feed sacks which contained 18 bundles of marijuana wrapped in brown packing tape.
The marijuana had a weight of more than 457 pounds with an estimated value of $366,328. The subject and contraband were 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.