Del Rio, Texas - Border Patrol agents of the Del Rio, Texas sector seized more than 169 pounds of marijuana valued at more than $135,900 in two separate incidents Monday.
Around 8 p.m., a 2002 Buick arrived at the U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint north of Carrizo Springs, Texas. The vehicle was referred to a secondary inspection area after a service K-9 alerted to the possible presence of contraband. While searching the vehicle agents discovered several packages of marijuana concealed within the door panel. The packages weighed more than 47 pounds and two subjects were arrested in connection with this seizure.
That same day Agents of the Eagle Pass North Station recovered two duffle bags on a trail leading from the Rio Grande River. Agents searched the trail after observing three subjects departing the area and returning to Mexico on inner tubes. The duffle bags contained 56 packages of marijuana weighing more than 122 pounds.
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.