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Eagle Pass Agents Foil Smuggling Attempt

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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.

Last Modified: February 3, 2021