Del Rio, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Brackettville Station arrested a Brackettville man as he was trying to circumvent a Border Patrol checkpoint with more than 600 pounds of marijuana valued at nearly $500,000.
Agents observing traffic, Feb. 11 on Ranch Road 334, stopped a 2005 Ford F-250 crew cab pickup truck loaded with sacks of deer corn and fencing materials two miles east of Brackettville. After stopping the vehicle the agents discovered the marijuana concealed underneath the deer corn and fencing. The driver, a United States citizen, was placed under arrest and turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement 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.