PROGRESO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents seize over 300 pounds of marijuana after conducting a traffic stop.
Yesterday, agents assigned to the Weslaco station witnessed a man attempt to smuggle several bundles of narcotics that were loaded onto his vehicle near the bank of the Rio Grande and then drive north to exploit one of the gaps in the border wall. Agents arrested the driver, and seized four bundles of narcotics along with the vehicle as a result of a vehicle stop.
The driver, a 23-year-old United States citizen and narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
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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.