DEL RIO, TEXAS—U.S. Border Patrol agents through out Del Rio Sector seized more than 800 pounds of marijuana in recent days.
In several independent incidents between Jan. 18, and Jan. 30, Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents from the Eagle Pass South, Eagle Pass North, and Comstock Stations seized 849 pounds of abandoned marijuana worth an estimated $680,640. 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 15 military-style duffel bags.
All cases 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.