McAllen, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the McAllen station seized 1,146 pounds of marijuana Wednesday.
Agents assisted local authorities at an accident scene yesterday in Palmview, Texas. The accident occurred at the intersection of Business 83 and Showers Road. The driver of one of the vehicles, a Ford F-350 pick-up, fled the scene. Border Patrol agents identified the pick-up as a vehicle involved in a suspected narcotics smuggling attempt. Nearly $1 million worth of marijuana was discovered in the vehicle.
The pick-up, which had been reported stolen, was seized by the Palmview Police Department. The marijuana was seized by agents and turned 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.