LA ROSITA, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector confiscated close to $1 million worth of marijuana Sunday.
The seizure occurred early that morning when agents assigned to the Rio Grande City Station were following the footprints of a group of people that had traveled north. The trail led to a metal tanker in which agents, with the assistance of a K-9, found nearly 1,200 pounds of marijuana.
The narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration. The metal tanker was seized by Border Patrol.
The Rio Grande Valley Sector is part of the Joint Task Force-West South Texas Corridor, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations. To report suspicious activity, call the 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.