EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents confiscated nearly $3.2 million worth of marijuana Monday during multiple seizures.
The largest seizure occurred near Los Barreras when Rio Grande City Station agents were notified of possible narcotics smuggling activity. A short time later they received a report of multiple subjects loading bundles of marijuana into a green Isuzu Rodeo. Agents immediately responded to the location in an attempt to intercept the vehicle. Upon seeing the agents, the driver of the vehicle immediately came to a stop in the middle of the road. Agents approached the vehicle and found nearly 700 pounds of marijuana inside. The driver of the vehicle, an adult male Mexican national, was arrested. An Office of Air and Marine helicopter responded to the location and observed 14 subjects returning to Mexico.
Several additional seizures brought the amount of marijuana confiscated on Monday to nearly 3,800 pounds with an estimated value of nearly $3.2 million.
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.