Edinburg, Texas - The U.S. Border Patrol of the Rio Grande Valley Sector seized 15,662 pounds of marijuana in multiple unrelated seizures throughout South Texas in a 24-hour period.
These seizures took place at the checkpoints as well as stations along the Rio Grande. The seizures ranged in quantity from 775 pounds to more than 5,000 pounds. All narcotics and suspects were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation.
To report suspicious activity, contact the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol 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.