EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents confiscated more than $1 million worth of marijuana during multiple seizures.
The largest seizure occurred while Rio Grande City Station agents were conducting operations near Roma. Several subjects were observed loading bundles of marijuana into a vehicle. Upon the agents arrival, the suspects fled south across the Rio Grande into Mexico. Agents found five bundles of marijuana weighing nearly 350 pounds near the vehicle.
Additional seizures by the Rio Grande City, Falfurrias, McAllen, and Weslaco stations brought the daily total to 1,572 pounds with an estimated worth of more than $1.2 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.