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Eagle Pass Border Patrol Seizes Marijuana, Arrest 4

Release Date: 
April 27, 2010

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.

Duffle bags of marijuana seized Monday by U.S. Border Patrol agents.

Duffle bags of marijuana seized Monday by U.S. Border Patrol agents.

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.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017