EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol agents seized more than 1,200 pounds of marijuana. A total of three seizures occurred within 3 hours of each other yesterday. The seizures occurred in Havana, Fronton and Garciasville, Texas.
The biggest seizure occurred in Garciasville, Texas, when Rio Grande City Border Patrol agents confiscated 799 pounds of marijuana. Tracking fresh footprints and with the assistance of a service K9, agents were led directly to a storage shed. Inside, agents found 14 large military duffle bags containing marijuana. The marijuana was turned over to Starr County Sheriff’s Office. The total value of all seized marijuana was approximately $960,000.00.
The Rio Grande Valley Sector is part of the 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.