Rio Grande City, Texas - More than $2.5 million worth of marijuana is seized by U.S. Border Patrol agents in several incidents over the weekend.
The largest seizure netted 1,200 pounds of marijuana and the vehicle used to move the drugs when agents encountered suspicious activity near Fronton, Texas.
In the second notable seizure, agents spotted a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed from the Rio Grande River near Los Ebanos, Texas. Agents encountered an abandoned 1997 Ford Expedition near Sullivan City, Texas, and found more than 1,000 pounds of marijuana inside.
The narcotics have been turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration and they will continue their investigation.
To report suspicious activity, contact the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector's toll-free 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.