Del Rio, Texas - Eagle Pass Border Patrol agents made two drug seizures over the weekend totaling more than 350 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated street value of $250,000.
Saturday evening, agents assigned to the Eagle Pass North Station working near the Rio Grande River spotted an individual run back into heavy Carrizo cane toward Mexico. The subject left behind two large bundles that contained 14 individually wrapped packages of marijuana. The total weight of the dope was 118 pounds with an estimated street value of nearly $95,000.
Sunday night, agents assigned to the Eagle Pass South Station encountered footprints leading away from the bank of the Rio Grande River. After following the foot sign a short distance, agents came upon four abandoned duffle bags. The bags contained 231 pounds of marijuana with an estimated value of more than $185,000.
The contraband from both seizures was 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.