Over $4.5 million of narcotics seized by Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol agents
EDINBURG, Texas — Border Patrol operations throughout the Rio Grande Valley result in nine separate narcotic interdictions.
Last week, Rio Grande Valley Sector agents seized nearly 90 pounds of cocaine with an estimated value of over $2.7 million, over 1,700 pounds of marijuana with an estimated value of over $1.3 million and 17 pounds of liquid methamphetamine with an estimated value of over $500,000. The seizures were results of Border Patrol operations along the river and at Border Patrol checkpoints.
“The commitment of our agents to keeping our country safe is evident as they work tirelessly to prevent narcotics from reaching their intended destination in the United States,” said Chief Patrol Agent Manuel Padilla, Jr.
The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and to help save lives by reporting suspicious activity at 800-863-9382.
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.