Del Rio, Texas - On June 9, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Brackettville Station arrested a 29-year-old Del Rio woman as she was trying to circumvent a Border Patrol checkpoint with more than 1,075 pounds of marijuana, valued at nearly $860,000, in her vehicle.
Agents observing traffic on Ranch Road 674, stopped a 2000 Ford Excursion loaded with burlap sacks encased with twine rope six miles north of Brackettville. After stopping the vehicle, the agents discovered the burlap sacks were loaded with marijuana. The driver, a U.S. citizen, was placed under arrest and turned over to Drug Enforcement Agency along with the contraband.
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.