EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley continue to interdict narcotics at immigration checkpoints and between ports of entry.
On Wednesday afternoon, agents working at the Falfurrias Checkpoint referred a vehicle to the secondary inspection area after a Border Patrol K-9 alerted. During the inspection, agents located over 45 pounds of methamphetamine, worth an estimated $1.4M, inside the vehicle. Agents arrested the driver and turned the case over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Throughout the day, agents working in the Rio Grande Valley Sector seized over 740 pounds of marijuana worth nearly $600K.
The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and report 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 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.