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Busy 12 Hours for Eagle Pass South Border Patrol

Release Date: 
January 19, 2010

Del Rio, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass South Border Patrol Station seized more than 400 pounds of marijuana, valued at more than $350,000 in three separate incidents.

Packages of marijuana are found in the back seat of a vehicle.

Packages of marijuana are found in the back seat of a vehicle.

Around 4 a.m. Tuesday, agents working an immigration checkpoint north of Eagle Pass encountered a 1996 Chevrolet flat bed work truck. The truck was referred to a secondary inspection area when a service canine indicated the possible presence of narcotics. A search of the vehicle's tool bins yielded a duffle bag containing 50 small packages of marijuana. The total weight of the contraband was 115 pounds with an estimated street value of more than $92,000.

Earlier in the morning, agents had encountered a Plymouth Voyager at the same checkpoint north of Eagle Pass. Agents discovered 33 small bundles of marijuana hidden in the back passenger seats after a service canine alerted to the rear of the vehicle. The total weight of the drugs was 67 pounds and has an estimated street value of more than $53,000.

Around 5:30 p.m. Monday, agents responded to suspicious activity near the Rio Grande River south of Eagle Pass. With the assistance of a service canine, agents discovered four military style duffle bags filled with marijuana hidden in the brush. A total of 123 small packages of marijuana with a total weight of 262 pounds were seized.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017