EL REFUGIO, Texas – Agents from the Rio Grande City Border Patrol Station seized $280K in marijuana.
Yesterday evening, agents assigned to the Rio Grande City Border Patrol Station responded to suspected illegal activity near El Refugio, Texas. As agents arrived to the area, they observed multiple subjects carrying large bundles of suspected narcotics. Upon detection, the subjects abandoned the bundles and ran towards the Rio Grande. A search of the immediate area led to the discovery of one subject and six bundles weighing more than 350 pounds of marijuana valued at over $280K. The marijuana was turned over to the Starr County Sheriff’s Office and the subject will be processed accordingly by Border Patrol.
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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.