DEL RIO, TEXAS—U.S. Border Patrol agents seized over half a million dollars worth of marijuana in two incidents this week.
Friday, Jan. 20, Eagle Pass North agents working near the Rio Grande River encountered an abandoned green army bag containing more than 62 pounds of marijuana. The narcotics have an approximate street value of $49,680, and were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Tuesday, Jan. 24, Del Rio agents performed a vehicle stop on a 2007 Dodge pickup truck and discovered that it contained 579.6 pounds of marijuana worth $463,680. The driver, passenger, vehicle, and narcotics were turned over to the Texas Department of Public Safety.
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.