Del Rio, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Del Rio Station seized more than 200 pounds of marijuana early Thursday.
Agents working west of Del Rio discovered foot sign leading away from the Rio Grande River. A tracking K-9 followed the prints and led agents to four Mexican nationals hiding in the brush with large bundles of marijuana near Ridgeline Road.
The four bundles contained a total of 132 individually wrapped packages weighing 279 pounds with an estimated street value of more than $220,000.
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.