STARR COUNTY, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents confiscated almost 1,300 pounds of marijuana Monday morning in three seizures.
In the largest seizure, agents assigned to the Rio Grande City Station observed 10 subjects carrying bundles of marijuana. The subjects dropped the bundles and fled back to Mexico when confronted by agents. After searching the area they discovered five large bundles, weighing 464 pounds.
Two additional morning seizures yielded the Rio Grande City agents 413 and 416 pounds respectively. All told, 1,293 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated value of more than $1 million were confiscated, all before lunchtime.
The narcotics were transported to the Rio Grande City Station for processing and will be turned over to the appropriate law enforcement agency.
To report suspicious activity, call the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector’s toll-free telephone number 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.