Del Rio, Texas —U.S. Border Patrol agents throughout Del Rio Sector seized more than 1,200 pounds of marijuana in recent days.
In several independent incidents between Dec. 9, and Dec. 18, Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents from the Eagle Pass and Eagle Pass South Stations seized 1,238 pounds of abandoned marijuana worth an estimated $990,400. In all of the seizures, Border Patrol agents encountered foot sign along known narcotics smuggling trails. While walking the trails, agents encountered a total of 169 bundles.
All cases were turned 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 Border Patrol Sector seized over 35,000 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $28 million dollars.
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.