DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents seized over 12 pounds of methamphetamine abandoned in a backpack, June 29.
“Smugglers who try to bring in dangerous narcotics for their personal profit are cowards and often abandon their drugs at the sight of Border Patrol agents,” said Del Rio Sector Acting Chief Patrol Agent Doyle E. Amidon, Jr. “Thanks to the determination and vigilance of our agents, 12 pounds of this poison is now off the streets. The protection of our neighborhoods and nation is our top priority.”
Agents assigned to the Del Rio Station were responding to activity when they discovered an abandoned backpack with more than $800,000 worth of methamphetamine inside. The 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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.