EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande City Border Patrol Station confiscated more than $1.1 million worth of marijuana in multiple seizures Wednesday.
One of the largest seizures occurred near Roma when agents responded to a report of several subjects carrying bundles. Agents arrived and noticed seven subjects running toward the Rio Grande. Agents conducted a search of the area for subjects and narcotics and found a total of 40 bundles with weight of 466 pounds. The narcotics were transported to the Rio Grande City Station for processing.
Several additional seizures brought the one-day total to more than 1,400 pounds.
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.