Del Rio, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass North Border Patrol Station seized more than 288 pounds of marijuana valued $230,000 in two separate incidents.
Around 1:30 p.m. Monday, agents responded to suspicious activity near Quemado, and performed a vehicle stop on a tan Buick LeSabre. A search of the vehicle yielded several bundles of marijuana containing 80 individually wrapped packages. Two subjects were arrested and turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration, along with the contraband which had a total weight of 166 pounds.
Friday evening, agents responded to a report of two subjects loading what appeared to be narcotics into the trunk of a 2005 Nissan Altima near downtown Eagle Pass. When agents arrived two individuals began walking away from the sedan. Agents questioned the subjects and were given consent to search the vehicle. Two large duffle bags containing 12 individually wrapped packages of marijuana were found in the car. The contraband, which had a total weight of 122 pounds, and the subjects 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.