Del Rio, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection Eagle Pass Border Patrol agents recently seized more than $350,000 worth of marijuana.
On October 15, CBP Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station conducted a vehicle stop on a 2003 Ford Taurus near the Rio Grande River. Further inspection revealed several bundles containing marijuana located on the front and rear seats. After a thorough search of the entire vehicle, additional bundles were found in the truck. A total of 446.8 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $357,000 was seized. The subject and narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
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.