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Del Rio Sector Border Patrol Agents Seize $844K Worth of Marijuana

Release Date: 
July 5, 2013

DEL RIO, TEXAS—U.S. Border Patrol agents throughout Del Rio Sector seized more than 1,054 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated value of $844,784.

On June 27, Eagle Pass North agents stopped a vehicle to conduct an immigration inspection on the driver and passenger. During inspection they discovered two sugar sacks containing 120 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $96,160.

In four separate incidents, Del Rio Sector agents encountered a total of 14 abandoned military-style duffel bags while walking trails known for narcotics smuggling. The duffel bags contained a total of 934 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $748,624.

All cases were tuned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The Del Rio Border Patrol Sector is part of the South Texas Campaign, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations. For Fiscal Year 2013, the Del Rio Sector has seized more than 27,700 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $22.2 million dollars.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017