LOS INDIOS, Texas — U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Sector seized more than 1,400 pounds of marijuana Monday.
The seizure occurred when Border Patrol agents assigned to the Harlingen Station noticed a black Chevrolet Suburban traveling toward the Rio Grande just east of Los Indios. A few minutes later, agents saw the Suburban traveling north. As the agents neared the area, two people abandoned the marijuana-laden vehicle near the river and fled to Mexico.
A total of 13 bundles of marijuana, with a value of more than $1.1 million, were seized and turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration. The vehicle was seized by Border Patrol.
The Rio Grande Valley Sector is part of the Joint Task Force-West South Texas Corridor, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations. To report suspicious activity, call the sector’s toll-free telephone number 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.