Del Rio, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass North Border Patrol Station seized more than 300 pounds of marijuana valued at $260,000.
Around 9:30 p.m. Monday, agents of the Eagle Pass North Station apprehended four subjects after noticing foot sign leading away from the Rio Grande River near Eagle Pass. Agents immediately began tracking the sign with the assistance of a CBP Air Operations pilot, and seized four large duffle bags of marijuana and arrested the four smugglers who were hauling the load.
The duffle bags contained 150 bricks of marijuana weighing more than 300 pounds with an estimated value of $260,000. The contraband and 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.