Del Rio, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass South Station seized 41 pounds of marijuana, valued at more than $30,000.
Wednesday evening, a man driving a 1996 Saturn entered the immigration checkpoint north of Eagle Pass on Highway 57. The driver of the vehicle was referred to a secondary inspection area after a Border Patrol canine team alerted to the possible presence of contraband. Agents discovered a total of 29 packages of marijuana hidden in the door panels. The subject and the drugs 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.