Del Rio, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Del Rio Sector seized more than $1.2 million worth of drugs over the past week.
The most noteworthy case involved the seizure of 765 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of $611,277. Around 9 a.m. on Sept. 2, Brackettville Station agents stopped a 2004 Gray Ford dually truck, loaded with deer feed, north of Brackettville. After stopping the vehicle, the agents discovered several plastic bags containing bundles of marijuana. Both subjects and the marijuana 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.