Sullivan City, Texas - Border Patrol agents seized more than 500 pounds of marijuana Monday near Sullivan City, Texas.
Border Patrol agents observed an older model vehicle traveling north from the Rio Grande River along an access road. When agents attempted to follow the vehicle, the driver accelerated and lost control. The vehicle crashed into a dirt embankment at the end of the road and the driver fled into the nearby brush.
Agents discovered more than 500 pounds of marijuana inside the abandoned vehicle. Agents seized the car and turned the approximately $403,200 worth of marijuana over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
To report suspicious activity, contact the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector's toll-free telephone number at 1-800-863-9382.
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.