Escobares, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande City station seized more than $1.5 million in marijuana in Escobares, Texas.
Rio Grande City Station Border Patrol agents observed a suspicious vehicle Wednesday morning leaving the area of the Rio Grande. The vehicle's description was relayed to agents in the surrounding area. Moments later, agents spotted a vehicle matching the description of the suspicious vehicle entering the parking lot of a nearby apartment complex. As the agents approached to investigate, the vehicle quickly left the area.
The agents continued to drive through the complex and spotted what appeared to be large bundles of narcotics near the entrance of an apartment. The agents approached the bundles and spotted several more through the open door of the vacant apartment. Rio Grande City agents seized 253 bundles of marijuana weighing a total of 1,908 pounds.
The Drug Enforcement Administration assumed custody of the narcotics.
To report suspicious activity, contact the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector's toll free telephone number at 1-800-863-9382.
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.