ROMA, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than 600 pounds of marijuana early Friday morning.
The seizure occurred when agents spotted several smugglers crossing the Rio Grande with bundles of marijuana. As agents responded to the area the smugglers fled back to Mexico, leaving behind seven bundles. The marijuana has an estimated value of $480,000 and was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
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.