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NOTICE: Due to the lapse in federal funding, this website will not be actively managed. This website was last updated on December 21, 2018 and will not be updated until after funding is enacted. As such, information on this website may not be up to date. Transactions submitted via this website might not be processed and we will not be able to respond to inquiries until after appropriations are enacted.


Aviso del impacto de la interrupción de fondos federales en las operaciones del sitio web del Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés)

AVISO:  A causa de la interrupción de fondos federales, este sitio de web no será administrado activamente. La última actualización a este sitio web se realizó el 21 de diciembre de 2018 y no se harán más actualizaciones hasta que el gobierno reanude operaciones; por ende, puede que el sitio web no refleje la información más reciente. Es posible que no podamos procesar transacciones ni responder a
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Border Patrol and DPS work together to stop narcotic smuggling attempt in the Rio Grande Valley

Release Date: 
March 29, 2018

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – On Tuesday, March 27, Fort Brown agents observed a white Ford Ranger loaded with narcotics being driven away from the Rio Grande.

Drug laden vehicle after it splashes down in the Rio Grande
Drug laden vehicle after it splashes
down in the Rio Grande

After agents requested assistance, a Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Trooper responded and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The driver failed to yield, proceeded south through an open fence gap and splashed the vehicle into the river.

The driver fled from the scene and swam back to Mexico. Several bundles were ejected from the pickup and into the river. Agents recovered a total of 12 bundles of marijuana, weighing over 300 pounds, with an estimated street value of $242K.

The vehicle was seized after being extracted from the river. The marijuana will be turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and to help save lives by reporting suspicious activity at 800-863-9382.

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Last modified: 
March 30, 2018