Border Patrol continues to disrupt narcotic smuggling attempts in the Rio Grande Valley
FRONTON, Texas – On Monday, March 26, Rio Grande City agents observed several subjects loading bundles of narcotics into a Chevrolet Avalanche parked near the Rio Grande. Agents responded to the area and interrupted the operation causing the driver to flee and the subjects to swim back to Mexico. Agents seized 14 bundles of marijuana at the scene. The driver abandoned the Avalanche at a nearby residence leaving behind an additional bundle of marijuana in the bed of the pickup.
The 15 bundles of marijuana weighed over 1,000 pounds with an estimated street value of $806K.
The vehicle was seized and 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.
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.