Del Rio, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass North Station seized nearly 9,000 rounds of ammunition Thursday.
Thursday afternoon, agents patrolling near the Rio Grande River, observed three individuals walking toward the river carrying large duffel bags. As agents approached them, the subjects abandoned the bags and absconded into Mexico. During a thorough search, of the area agents found three abandoned black duffel bags containing a total of 8,960 rounds of ammunition worth $2,235.
The ammunition was turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.
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.